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    Circa 1927 Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Signed Baseball. What adjective could possibly do justice to this one? In fact, we're tempted to forgo descriptive text entirely, since any attempt to convey the magnificence of this dual-signed sphere would fail to be anything more than a statement of the obvious. Just look at the photos. Clearly this ranks among the few finest baseballs signed by the most important of Yankee duos ever to reach the auction block.

    The Mint condition in which this Worth Official League ball finds itself a full eight decades after its brush with greatness could be attributed to a long and lonely life sequestered in its original box, which remains to this day in likewise magnificent shape. Affixed to two panels of the box are newspaper clipping photographs announcing a visit from the "Bustin' Babes" and "Larrupin' Lous," the barnstorming squads headed by the twin heroes of the 1927 season that toured the country following the Yanks' four-game Series sweep. This unimprovable vintage could be considered yet another layer of icing on this most delectable of cakes.

    Ruth's sweet spot signature offers the desirable "quotation mark" style that characterizes his early autograph, and Gehrig's to the left is the dignified, carefully rendered model that collectors crave. Again, each has maintained the identical boldness of its original application. The hide of the ball has mellowed half a shade at best, only adding to the exceptional aesthetic appeal of this treasure. Even the red and blue stitching reminds us of the OAL balls that were in vogue at the time.

    Opportunities to own such a pristine example of this important baseball have become ever more uncommon with each passing year, and prices continue to climb. The conventional wisdom to "invest in quality" is conventional wisdom for a reason. We suspect that the winning bidder of this lot will remember this in the future as one of his smartest buys. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2007
    5th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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