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    1934 Tour of Japan Partial Team Signed Baseball with Ruth, Gehrig & Foxx. Fascinating letter of provenance that accompanies this important sphere reports that this ball was originally owned by an American sent to the Philippines to assist that nation's government in growing quinine to battle the malaria epidemic. The gentleman acquired a few autographs at the contest, which he remembered being so lopsided that some Americans joined the host team to balance the talent, and then got some more signatures at the hotel where the Americans stayed after the game. The seven discernible names: Ruth (4/10), Gehrig (8/10), Foxx (5/10), Gomez (6/10), Mack (6/10), McNair (1/10), Hayes (1/10). Ball exhibits game use as one would expect, as surely the original owner would not have brought the ball with him when departing for the Philippines. Letter of provenance from family of original owner. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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