Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Circa 1927 "Babe" Ruth Signed Baseball. Note the quotation marks around Ruth's celebrated nickname--they're important. The Bambino would drop the punctuation around the 1928 season, so its presence here is a major clue in establishing the presented sphere's precise vintage. The appearance of Dutch Ruether's signature on the northern panel strongly supports the assumption that the ball dates to the fabled 1927 season, as the star pitcher's pinstriped service began in late August of 1926 and ended following the 1927 Fall Classic sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jack Scott, a lifetime National Leaguer, is on the panel below. In the absence of these two hangers-on, the offered orb would easily eclipse the $50,000 mark as a stunning single, as Ruth's sweet spot offering is an unimprovable black fountain pen ink 10/10. Quite possibly the finest Ruth signature we've ever encountered on a baseball. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,313

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 35 days left to consign to the 2019 April 18 - 19 Spring Sports Card Sports - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with the results of the auction. Friday night was a blast. I had a hard time sleeping I was so pumped up.
    Rob Fouch,
    Valley Stream, NY
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 15-16 Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction
    2018 November 15-16 Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction
    REALIZED $8,473,021