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    1933 Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Signed Baseball. An autograph collector's dream piece, this "Babe Ruth Home Run Special" baseball boasts the finest pair of signatures from these Yankee ultra-legends ever found together on a single sphere. The Babe's sweet spot gem rates a solid 9/10, while his sidekick Lou does him one better on the side panel with a flawless 10/10 specimen. If the story ended here, this ball would make a serious challenge for the status of finest known, and as such would command a price at auction approaching $50,000. However the ball is signed by a third party as well, Ralph "Cy" Perkins, a member of the 1931 Yankees whose signature is equal in quality to Babe and Lou's. Though given the placement of Perkins on the panel below the Babe, the ball could quite easily be displayed so as to completely obscure his autograph from view, as our catalog images will illustrate. The ball itself shows mild, even toning with very minor incidents of foxing, and one pinprick of a brown mark that touches the flawless Gehrig signature. Included with the lot is the August 19, 1933 program from the Comiskey Park game where this ball was signed (glued into a scrapbook) and an affixed newspaper clipping recounting the game, and noting that the Babe clubbed his twenty-eighth homer of the season that day. Also here is another scrapbook page with the stub from the game and more news clippings affixed. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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