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    An exquisite specimen from the War years

    Early 1940's Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. The components of an ideal Ruth single are as follows: first, the autograph must be rendered in bold ink upon the sweet spot. Second, the ball should be of Official American League breed. And, finally, that OAL ball must be clean and unblemished, with no distracting staining or scuffing. You may use this offering as a point of reference, providing all of the bells and whistles that knowledgeable collectors crave. The black fountain pen used to craft this enormous Bambino autograph rates a solid 9/10, and the sphere dating from the A.L. presidency of William Harridge is as clean as the proverbial whistle. The twin stars framing the word "Official" here date the sphere to the first half of the 1940's, when Ruth was active in fundraising supporting the war effort. From the viewpoint of sports collectibles as a commodities market, the high-grade Ruth single has been the equivalent of Microsoft stock, solid as bedrock with a consistent upward trend. Consider this purchase simply wise portfolio diversification. Few bets are any safer. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.




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    August, 2013
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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