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    1927 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. It was just prior to our consignor's father's eighth birthday that the Babe visited him in a Florida children's hospital, illustrating the generous nature for which he was beloved by making a gift of this OAL (Barnard) baseball bearing his sweet spot signature. In a heartwrenching letter of provenance supplied by our consignor, he recounts how his father would recover from his illness and seventeen years later find himself storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. Three months into his march through German-occupied France, the young man was killed, leaving behind an infant son he had met only once, and little more than this Babe Ruth baseball he had cherished since he was a sickly eight-year old boy. One can't help but be moved by this touching story, and even the most hard-boiled among us will at the very least be impressed by the 7.5/10 boldness of the sweet spot signature dating from Ruth's most noteworthy Yankees campaign. The red and blue stitching of the moderately and evenly toned sphere seems all the more fitting given the ultimate sacrifice of the American hero who was given the ball eighty years ago, and, for so many reasons, we hope this ball will find a place of proper honor in its next owner's collection. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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