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    1947 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball, PSA EX 5. This Official American League (Harridge) ball has found its way home again, signed by the Babe in 1947 at Dallas, Texas' Reverchon Park, literally across the street from the Heritage offices. It comes to us from the son of Harry Rubin, an early twentieth century European immigrant who embraced his adopted country's national pastime with a fervor, spending much of his young adult years at Yankee Stadium in awe of the Babe. In 1933, Rubin was forced to leave New York for Dallas, though his love of baseball, and the Yankees specifically, never faltered. So, when Rubin was trying to advance the sport in Dallas as the district athletic officer of the American Legion, he rather optimistically placed a call to his idol asking for assistance. Typical of Ruth's well-documented generosiity, he accepted the invitation, arriving at Dallas Love Field airport to huge crowds headed by Rubin and Dallas Mayor Jimmy Temple. Now, six decades later, the prized keepsake of that meeting arrives on our auction block. The black fountain pen sweet spot signature still projects wonderfully, garnering a rather stingy score of 6/10 from the PSA graders. The ball grades at 4/10 due to moderate toning and surface wear for the combined score as listed. A letter of provenance from the son of Harry Rubin is included in the lot. Full grading LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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