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    1940 Babe Ruth & Ty Cobb Signed Baseball. One was a gregarious playboy, the other a fierce loner. One would retire the Home Run King, the other the Hit King. Polar opposites in many ways, Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb nonetheless will forever share the spotlight as the two most significant figures in early 20th century baseball, so few dual signed balls could carry more appeal than the example we present here. It derives from separate appearances made by the Hall of Fame inaugural members to Ogden, Utah in the summer of 1940, as newspaper clippings dating from the fiftieth anniversary of their visits recount. Ruth appears in his traditional sweet spot position on the ONL (Frick) ball, rating a solid 9/10 in black fountain pen ink. Some light surface abrasions restrict the Cobb specimen to a still impressive 8/10 on the side panel. Still undoubtedly one of the finest of the few known Ruth/Cobb duos in existence. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication. Guide Value or Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.

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