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    1940's Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. Unmistakable from twenty yards away is this booming black ink sweet spot signature from the first and last name in baseball autograph collecting. It comes tantalizingly close in quality to those Ruth singles that clear the $50,000 mark, with this OAL (Harridge) ball providing only an insignificant degree of scuffing that occasionally nips at the autograph, and scattered toning to bring it into the realm of mortals. Based purely on the darkness of the black fountain pen ink, notably on the most desirable model of baseball from Ruth's late and post-playing days, this example ranks higher than the vast majority of the Babe's singles, which have seen at least some degree of ink fading over the passing decades. And as these lesser baseballs continue to fade into oblivion, the savvy collector will be pleased he made the decision to purchase this special sphere, which seems poised to weather another half century and beyond with no loss of quality or appeal. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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