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    Early 1940's Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. Though his peerless slugging skills alone would have secured his fame and popularity, the generous Babe's unwavering kindness and availability to children played a large role in his status as the world's most beloved sports celebrity. A young girl named Florence Gonna earned an audience with the Bambino during a taping of his NBC radio program in the early 1940's, and here we present her souvenirs of the occasion, most notably an ONL (Frick) baseball bearing a 7/10 black fountain pen sweet spot signature. The ball exudes a creamy, vintage tone, insulated from any handling wear by decades spent in its original and included box. Also here is a typed page of the lyrics to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," a certificate (facsimile signed) recognizing Florence's participation in the radio broadcast, and the small cue card holding the question she asked Ruth on the air. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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