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    1929 Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Signed Baseball. On the eve of the devastating Black Monday that threw the nation into the Great Depression, two New York Yankees legends suited up with members of a semi-professional baseball team at South Orange, New Jersey to entertain a capacity crowd of 12,000. The spectators got strong value for their dollar admission, as the Babe homered into the right field stands and Gehrig went yard twice, one of those blasts reportedly smashing the window of a home across the street.

    The apparent game use on this OAL (Barnard) ball suggests the tantalizing possibility that it was one of those home run knocks. While this could never be verified, we can determine definitively that the ball enjoyed a close encounter with the sluggers' fountain pen, if not with their bats. Ruth and Gehrig are ideally stacked together on a side panel for perfect display, rating 7/10 and 6/10 respectively beneath a notation in an unknown hand that reads, "Oct. 27th 1929, At So. Orange, N.J." A marvelous keepsake from the Golden Age of baseball, and the brink of a dark one for America. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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