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    1934 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. The exceptional condition in which this seven-decade old ball finds itself today is an obvious testament to the pride of ownership felt by the woman to whom it was awarded during a stop on the famed 1934 Tour of Japan. Lost to history is the nature of the contest for which this ball was the prize, but the finely scripted dedication is still as beautiful as a Hawaiian sunset, reading, "To Miss Dorothy Mookini, Lahaina, Maui, Contest Winner." As the eye travels lower, it encounters the fine (7/8 of 10) autograph of baseball's biggest star, framed perfectly between the stitches of this "Amateur League" sphere. The ball is lightly and evenly toned, offering a lovely vintage patina. A piece with the charm and quality to stand out in even the finest sporting artifact collections.

    Note that included in the lot is an unusual booklet of sorts that was presented to Miss Mookini along with the ball. The charming, possibly hand made piece consists of thirteen round pages with clipped images and trivia questions regarding the Babe. Ms. Mookini's name, written on the sweet spot of a smaller "baseball," is still affixed to the cover. Surely one of a kind, and a neat companion piece to this special ball. LOA from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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