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    1942 "The Pride of the Yankees" Cast Signed Baseball with Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper. Widely considered the most important sports film of all time, the Lou Gehrig biopic featured a tantalizing convergence of stars from the diamond and silver screen joined to honor the fallen Iron Horse. This Spalding sphere is one of the few known to have been birthed upon the set of that film, and just the second we've encountered mounted on a "Compliments of Christy Walsh/Pride of the Yankees" blotter, indicating that the ball was a gift from the pioneer sports agent whose star clients included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The former appears on the ball's side panel, while the widow of the latter adorns the sweet spot with a bold yet heartbreaking brief inscription and autograph in 10/10 ink (minor surface loss). Joining the Babe (7/10) on the southern panel are former Yankees teammate Bill Dickey (8/10) and Academy Award nominee Gary Cooper (3/10). Completing the roster of signers are director Sam Wood (minor surface loss), producer Sam Goldwyn, actor Walter Brennan and ballplayer Babe Herman, each rating 8/10 or better. A magnificent keepsake from one of the most beloved sports films of all time, absolutely drenched in sports and silver screen history. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    October, 2012
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