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    1918 Boston's Best Pitchers Signed Baseball with Babe Ruth. Unique and thrilling trio of signatures is found on the side panel of an OAL (Johnson) ball, quite possibly signed at Fenway Park during the World Series. We are led to this supposition by the appearance of Art Nehf, the Braves' top hurler, who joins the young Babe and former Philadelphia Athletics star Bullet Joe Bush, the Red Sox pitchers who started Games One and Two of that Fall Classic. It would stand to reason that Nehf would have been in the stands as a spectator, and few other occasions would have brought these players from different Leagues together. We're quite confident of the 1918 date, as it was Bush's first with the Sox, and he appeared in only three games in 1919 before Ruth set sail for the Big Apple. Regardless of the actual circumstances surrounding the signing, the end result is a treasure unlike any we've seen. All other panels remain free of writing. The ball shows expected handling wear, but the autographs still project very well due to the strength of the fountain pen ink that created them. A very special opportunity for the serious Boston collector. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2007
    5th Saturday
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