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    1948 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. Three days after he made his final appearance at Yankee Stadium to attend the ceremonies retiring his number "3" jersey, and less than two months before his death at age fifty-three, the greatest icon in baseball history autographed one of the last baseballs of his life for a fan. The "Official League" ball finds the dying Bambino in his customary sweet spot position, his hand still strong despite the cancer that ravaged his once powerful frame. The 8+/10 blue ink autograph is dated "6-19-48" in Ruth's hand, supplying the heartbreaking context. The ball exhibits a small degree of surface wear, but the writing remains all but entirely untouched by these minor concerns, as our catalog imagery will attest. A special piece from the final weeks of one of the most intriguing American lives of all. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2008
    3rd Saturday
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