DescriptionThe Only Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball with PSA Gem Mint 10 Autograph Grade.
Update: Please note that PSA has informed us that a small number of signatures have been graded 10 subsequent to this baseball. This is the first graded as such.
There's no question that the folks at PSA have seen their share of Ruth signed baseballs in their day, but according to lead authenticator Steve Grad, only once have they deemed one of the Babe's baseball signatures a perfect 10. Here we present that singularly spectacular specimen. One look at the blue fountain pen offering from the game's greatest figure and you can see why PSA was left with no choice but to break from tradition--there's simply no other grade that could be considered fair. It's an autograph you could see from fifty yards away, darker than the navy blue of a Yankees cap. To be fair, we must report that the Texas League sphere that houses this pristine autograph was assigned a grade of EX-MT 6, which has somewhat inexplicably been factored to a composite grade of NM+ 7.5. Side panel notations in an unknown hand read, "Game Between Houston & Fort Worth, score 1 to 1, 11 innings" and "Houston, Texas, 7-10-47, Buffalo Stadium." We figure this writing is to blame for the rather harsh baseball condition grade, as the sphere is otherwise of the most delectable, creamy hue. But we all know what's really important--it's the autograph! So collectors who require nothing but the best of the best, take note. You may never get a chance like this again. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.
Guide Value or Estimate: $30,000 - up.
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