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    1946 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. A copy (not the original) of a 2001 handwritten letter of provenance reports that this high-grade Ruth single derives from the legendary slugger's 1946 trip to Billings, Montana where he attended the American Legion junior baseball tournament. The original recipient was a twelve-year old participant in the event and rushed the Yankee great when he appeared in the empty grandstand.

    "The Babe, with a friendly smile, waved us up. Three or four of us had balls, one had a major league cap and several had Legion game programs. He signed them all with a fountain pen he removed from his shirt."

    Ruth broke with tradition here, autographing the side panel rather than the sweet spot, but the experts at PSA/DNA report that no other signatures ever existed on this ball, only a small "137" notation (meaning unknown) on a different panel, invisible upon display. The black fountain pen autograph is a glorious 9/10, and the ball is lightly and evenly toned throughout. An absolutely gorgeous example of the hobby's fundamental building block. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Copy of letter of provenance from original recipient.


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