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    1940's Babe Ruth & More Signed Baseballs from Sabu Collection. Best remembered for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters "The Jungle Book" and "The Thief of Baghdad," Sabu was the nation of India's greatest star actor. His love of America however resulted in an oath of citizenship, a tour of duty as a World War II tail gunner and a great appreciation for the game of baseball. This last passion is evident in this selection of artifacts from Sabu's personal collection, most notably an ONL (Frick) baseball with a 6/10 black ink signature from the great Babe Ruth. Several other signatures are apparent as well, yet much lighter, with many teetering on the brink of invisibility. Still discernible are fellow Hall of Famers Durocher and Cuyler. A second baseball of OAL (Harridge) persuasion has a penned inscription reading "To Sabu from Boston Red Sox," but we cannot make out any of the signatures. Finally there are five EX-MT to NRMT 8x10" vintage photos of the turban-wearing Sabu with various baseball figures, most notably Babe Ruth, and a great comical photo of several Cardinals playing their Louisville Sluggers as pan flutes to make Sabu feel at home (two identical prints of this photo). An appealing lot that blurs the boundaries of sporting and entertainment collectibles. LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Balls, etc. - Encased (view shipping information)

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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