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    1923 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. The greatest figure in the history of our national pastime was likewise one of its most generous signers, but any expert will tell you that the vast majority of Ruth exemplars date to the later years of his career and life. This early specimen shows us how much the Babe's signature developed over the course of time, lacking the enhanced dimensions and sweet spot placement of his more common fare. The iconic slugger takes up residence upon the side panel of an OAL (Johnson) ball here, a sphere that appears to have seen its share of game use prior to its meeting with Ruth.

    Even more thrilling is the Babe's handwritten date below his 7/10 black fountain pen signature--"Aug 13, 1923"--just two months before he'd lead the New York Yankees to World Championship glory for the first time in franchise history. Ball exhibits scattered scuffing and handling wear, with heavily faded stamping, but such condition concerns must be dismissed in light of the elite rarity and significance of the relic. Full LOA from Beckett Authentication Services.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $8,000 - up.

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    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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