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    1920's Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. Even seventy years after his passing, the Babe Ruth single signed baseball remains the undisputed cornerstone of any baseball memorabilia collection worth its salt. The rule of thumb for Ruth exemplars (including this one) in which "Babe" appears inside quotation marks is that they were signed in the period from 1923-29 and, as such, are more highly prized by collectors than later versions.

    In the exemplar offered here, The Sultan of Swat signs "'Babe' Ruth" across the sweet of this "Amateur League" baseball. Over the 100 years since it was signed, the ball has toned to a grayish color, with some other stains away from Babe's signature. Meanwhile, the autograph grades a 5/10 in strength and displays admirably.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $6,000 - up.

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