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    The greatest slugging tandem in baseball history

    Late 1920's Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA NM+ 7.5. "They didn't get along," explained fellow pinstriped Hall of Famer Tony Lazzeri. "Lou thought Ruth was a big-mouth and Ruth thought Gehrig was cheap. They were both right." Though their personalities couldn't have been more different, the men whose digits were the first to be retired from Yankee service share the manner of athletic immortality reserved for just the highest reaches of the athletic pantheon. Separately, their autographs remain among the most coveted and collectible in the hobby, but together that appeal swells exponentially, particularly when that shared medium is horsehide.

    Provided is one of the finest representations thereof, a Reach sphere with two-tone stitching that nearly perfectly mimics the appearance of the Official American League models the pair deposited into the right field bleachers with unprecedented regularity. The Babe claims his customary sweet spot position, with Gehrig positioned to the west, close enough to allow for simultaneous display. The strict rating scale of the experts at PSA/DNA assign grades of 8/10 and 7/10 for the sluggers' autographs respectively, with the sphere itself assessed at a 6/10 level.

    Some pricing research for top examples of Ruth/Gehrig duets should motivate those collectors with an eye toward investment potential, as the angle of appreciation has been steep to put it mildly. As more and more find a home in permanent collections, that trajectory should continue. It could be quite some time before an equivalent representation surfaces again. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, NM+ 7.5. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.








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    February, 2014
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