Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1940's Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. Exquisite specimen narrowly escapes a Gem Mint rating by an errant brush of the iconic slugger's hand at the closing half of his surname, as the autograph is otherwise the standard by which all others should be judged. We've always been a fan of his rare black fountain pen ink models, which seem to weather the passage of decades particularly well. Such is the case here. The text positively shouts from the sweet spot, as bold as the date of its application by Ruth. The medium is the most desired format possible, an Official American League sphere, this particular example from the presidency of William Harridge. The ball remains in its somewhat tattered but nearly complete original box, certainly another key to the autograph's remarkable condition today. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 18
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,173

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 4 days left to consign to the 2018 July 19 - 20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your expertise, guidance through the auction process and for getting them top dollar for the cards.
    Mark F.,
    Rochester, NY
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    May 17-18 Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction - Dallas
    May 17-18 Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $4,264,496