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    Circa 1924 Walter Johnson & Muddy Ruel Signed Baseball. An absolute dream piece for the serious 1920's baseball collector, especially those with a fondness for the defunct Washington Senators franchise. This astounding rarity celebrates the esteemed battery that earned the long-suffering ballclub from our nation's capital its one and only World Championship in 1924. Though Johnson is clearly the more recognizable figure of the two in baseball lore, the Hall of Famer was very vocal in crediting Ruel with his rebirth as a top-tier pitcher when everyone, including himself, thought his best days were behind him. And in fact, it was the diminutive catcher who plated the winning run in the bottom of Game Seven's twelfth inning to secure for Johnson his only Series victory. As such, these two will be forever linked, as they are here upon the side panel of a "Partridge Official Major League" baseball. Each has signed in the same bold black fountain pen ink, rating nothing less than 9/10 eight decades after their application. A thin coating of ancient shellac is largely to thank for the remarkable condition of the autographs, and has supplied the sphere with an attractive vintage patina. Certainly a one-of-a-kind artifact, destined for the finest of private collections. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2007
    5th Saturday
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