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    Early 1930's Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. Westchester County (NY) motorcycle cop Walter Lutze got the surprise of his life when he pulled over a speeding, swerving roadster to find a boozy Bambino at the wheel, headed home from a late night of carousing. Understanding that you don't ticket or arrest a legend, Officer Lutze let the Yankees legend go with a warning, and was repaid for his lenience with a baseball that had been rolling around on the Babe's back seat which Ruth promptly inscribed, "To Walter Lutze From Babe Ruth." The "Babe Ruth Special League" ball has developed some uneven toning over the passing decades, but the black fountain pen inscription remains bold at an average 8/10. Included in the lot is a modern print of Officer Lutze on his magnificent vintage Harley-Davidson and a couple of photocopied vintage newspaper articles referencing his police work. The ball is consigned by Lutze's son, who provided this wonderful story. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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