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    Babe Ruth Signed Bat from Ruth Family Friend With the scarcity and desirability of Babe Ruth signed bats so extreme, it is always a thrill to find the genuine article in the sea of forgeries. This gorgeous specimen derives from the estate of Maxine "Miki" Herzberg-Fisher, a longtime friend of the Ruth family. Several other Ruth items from the Herzberg-Fisher estate have reached the marketplace in recent years, though none could hold a candle to this historic hardwood in terms of quality or value. The Spalding store model Frank M. Schulte (early home run king) bat offers what is surely among the very strongest signatures from Ruth on a bat conservatively rated 9 out of 10, reading, "To Miki, From Babe Ruth." The handsome 31.5", 26 ounce bat exhibits an especially rich, pleasing wood finish and is accompanied by extensive documentation in addition to PSA/DNA, including a photo of Miki with the Ruths, a copy of "Babe" sheet music signed and inscribed "My Darling Miki, Sincerely, Claire Ruth," and a photo of Maxine "Miki" Fisher's tombstone, establishing that Miki was indeed Maxine. The combination of signature boldness and unassailable provenance makes this a titan of the autograph collecting world. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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