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    1927 Muddy Ruel "The All America Team" Presentational Certificate Signed by Babe Ruth from the Herold "Muddy" Ruel Collection. An absolutely exceptional piece, bursting at the seams with historical significance. Muddy and the Babe are linked in baseball eternity by the famous photographic image of Ruth clouting his sixtieth home run as Ruel rises behind him to watch it sail into the record books, and once again by this remarkable certificate that embodies the tremendous respect the Babe had for Ruel's abilities behind the plate. Dating from only weeks after the Babe's legendary long ball dropped into the cheap seats, this elegantly crafted document names Ruel as Ruth's personal choice for the top catcher in the Major Leagues, besting even such competitors for the title as Hall of Fame icons Mickey Cochrane and Gabby Hartnett. Ten signatures endorsing the bestowal of this great honor appear at the bottom of the document, most notably that of Babe Ruth himself, whose monumental 9/10 ink signature is a treasure on any medium, much less on a presentational certificate to this man during this season. Short of the slightest hint of foxing at the bottom border, the certificate remains in exceptionally strong condition, housed to this day in the original frame (15x20") that once hung on Ruel's wall. We imagine this piece taking a position of great honor in an advanced collector's trophy room, hung beside a poster-sized image of the pair at the plate at Yankee Stadium on that early fall day, 1927. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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