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    Circa 1920 "Babe" Ruth Single Signed Baseball. While we can't be entirely certain of the year that the Babe applied his signature to this important orb, we can make a strong assumption that the month was October. The "Official National League" stamping opposite Ruth's signature leaves little doubt of this fact, as the Babe would have had little contact with balls from the Senior Circuit except in World Series matches. Such a revelation then allows our minds to wander--could it have been signed in 1916, the day of his fourteen-inning shutout of the Brooklyn Robins? Or does it date to his Game One shutout in the 1918 Fall Classic? Unfortunately the wear to the leather of the ball's surface has eliminated the vestiges of the League President stamping to assist with dating the ball itself, but the ball definitely was issued previous to 1926. That in itself makes this a particularly unique and desirable Ruth single. But thankfully the autograph itself has survived in far better condition than the presidential stamping, remaining entirely legible and unmistakable on the dappled sweet spot. While certainly not a pristine autograph, its importance as one of the earliest on the market, and as one boasting Championship vintage, cannot be understated. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
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