1940's Babe Ruth Signed Baseball. "Exceptional" does not begin to describe the quality of the autograph resting between the seams of this OAL (Harridge) ball, looking not a moment older than it did when it was placed there by the biggest sports star of the twentieth century. Its home, an equally flawless, creamy white Official ball, is worthy of similar commendation. Compare the quality of the Ruth signature and that of the ball itself to singles selling in the past two years, and you'll find it among very limited and expensive company. Equally strong on adjacent panels are the signatures of A.B. "Happy" Chandler and Ewell Blackwell, who likely joined Ruth at a baseball banquet or similar event--the careful and pronounced signatures of all three certainly suggest that these were not hurried scribbles for a teeming ballpark crowd. In short, you could search the rest of your life for a more perfect signature from any of these early stars on a baseball, and die unsuccessful. LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/ PSA DNA.

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