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    1940's Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. The Alpha and Omega in sports artifact collecting, the beginning and the end. The value of the Ruth single has continued to rise with the consistency of the morning sun, so educated collectors hardly even see the purchase of one as an expense--rather an investment, a conversion of liquid capital into something akin to a blue chip stock or bond, though with a far greater emotional appeal. And while any investment in a Ruth piece is a wise one, the smartest money is on high-grade autographs such as this. Lesser specimens are more likely to trade hands several times over a lifetime, whereas balls like the one offered here tend to find a home for years, even generations, so that the supply of available top-end singles continues to wane.

    A bold black ink fountain pen signature commands the sweet spot at 9/10 volume, appearing upon an Official American Association baseball, the top minor league system. Ball remains clean with moderate, even age-toning. An upper echelon representation, to be sure. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2020
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 21
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