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    Late 1920's Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Signed Baseball. It has been postulated that the Pittsburgh Pirates, upon witnessing the extraordinary power exhibited by these two sluggers in batting practice before the opening game of the 1927 World Series, gave up any hope of winning before the first pitch was even thrown. And who could blame them? Ruth's sixty home runs in the '27 regular season, and Gehrig's forty-seven, defied all reason. The next closest competitor for the home run crown hit eighteen by comparison, one of only six in the American League to reach double digits. How is it even be possible, thought the Pirates, that these two superhuman sluggers could hit like that? As such, this pair of Hall of Fame immortals drew legions of the gawkers wherever they traveled, folks drawn by the same curiosity that made them pay a nickel to see a two-headed cow or a bearded lady. The offered baseball, blessed with fantastic 8/10 ink signatures from Ruth and Gehrig, was likely signed at a barnstorming event, where local country folk could catch a glimpse of something that bordered on the magical. While any baseball featuring this pair is cause for celebration, the specimen we present here is a cut above the rest, both for the strong quality of the autographs and their unbeatable juxtaposition, with Gehrig signing just below and almost exactly parallel to the sweet spot Ruth. As such, this Official League Special sphere is the most perfectly displayable Ruth/Gehrig ball we have ever encountered. The catalog image should tell its thousand words in backing up this claim. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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