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    Circa 1938 Babe Ruth Multi-Signed Baseball with Other Hall of Famers.

    UPDATE: This item has a full LOA from PSA/DNA.

    This baseball was originally signed by thirty-plus but, unfortunately, time has taken its toll and many of the autographs have since faded from view. Still, many are still legible, including Hall of Famers Babe Ruth (side panel), Carl Hubbell, Bill McKechnie, Bill Dickey, Gabby Hartnett and Mickey Cochrane. Also, Johnny Vander Meer.

    Under a VSC machine, the following authentic signatures were also seen: Lefty Grove, Joe Cronin, Al Simmons, Paul Waner, Connie Mack, Bucky Harris, Hank Greenberg, Casey Stengel, Bob Feller, Jimmie Foxx. Signatures deemed secretarial: Joe DiMaggio, Bill Terry, Frank Frisch, Joe McCarthy, Burleigh Grimes, Lou Gehrig, Red Ruffing, Lefty Gomez.

    The ball has browned over the years and the stamping is no longer discernable. A thin coat of shellac was applied to preserve the signatures early on and there are some white areas where the shellac has chipped away. Also, there is also a hole near the seam line where the ball was once mounted as part of a display.

    The steel-tip fountain pen autographs grade an overall 3/10 in strength. The Sultan and The Meal Ticket are quite bold and, if not for chips in the shellac which intersect with their signatures, would grade about 6/10 to 7/10. Deacon McKechnie is also about 7/10. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    17th-25th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 22
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