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    Exceptional 1940's Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. There are several components that must fall into place to create a world class Babe Ruth single. First, of course, is the signature itself. It must be rendered in the boldest ink, and unmolested by stains or wear. It should be centered on the sweet spot of the baseball, and lacking personalized inscriptions. The baseball itself should likewise be free of defects that detract from the visual appeal of the autograph, and should most desirably be of Official American League origin. Each and every one of these traits conspire here to result in one of the most stunning Ruth singles to be offered this auction season.

    Decades of lonely existence in the original Reach box have passed since the legendary Yankee cradled this sphere in his massive paw, but as a result this baseball boasts a youthful appearance that only a tiny handful of Ruth singles could match. The blue ink sweet spot signature easily approaches a perfect 10/10 rating, with the hide of the OAL (Harridge) ball toned the most luscious creamy hue imaginable. Only a scattering of foxing exactly opposite the signature (and hence completely invisible upon display) can steer this sphere from unmitigated perfection, though this will be of little concern to the educated collector. The cornerstone of any fine sports collection, for the hobbyist who demands only the best. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
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