1920 Babe Ruth & Walter Johnson Signed Baseball. A full sixteen years before they would share the spotlight of the Baseball Hall of Fame inauguration, the game's greatest slugger and most feared pitcher joined forces upon this OAL (Johnson) baseball. Ruth's early career signature appears on the sweet spot, considerably smaller in stature than his late and post-career specimens, but much more desirable due to the intense scarcity. The black fountain pen has faded to brown, and rates 5/10. Johnson's side panel signature has entirely shed its ink, and is visible only as indentations in the horsehide. Black light brings out the signature clearly, and Johnson's notation of "1920" allows us to date the ball, but the autograph is so indistinct that the ball was initially authenticated as a single signed Ruth. It could certainly continue to play that role in your collection if you wish, and since singles from this era are all but nonexistent, you'd face a long search for an early Babe to match it. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Balls, Pucks, etc., Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2009
    23rd-24th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,079

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 1 day left to consign to the 2017 November 16 - 18 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Great performance. Checks on time.
    Birmingham, AL
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 September 21 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas
    2017 September 21 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $861,036