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    1948 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA NM 7.


    UPDATE: PSA/DNA subgrades are Autograph 7, Baseball 6, with a half-point addition for strong visual appeal.

    A lengthy 1988 letter of provenance tells the tale of this high-grade Ruth single, dating the gorgeous sphere to the last weeks of the legend's life. Frederick Bonner recounts the excitement of his hometown of Bern, North Carolina at the news that the great Bambino would attend a contest between the local minor league club and the barnstorming House of David. Ruth was a regular visitor to the small rural town, a favorite hunting and fishing destination.

    The crowd was crestfallen at the late report that Ruth was too ill to attend, but the iconic slugger aimed to soften the blow by sending along a dozen signed baseballs for the kids, of which this is one. The Official Coastal Plain League sphere recalls a now-defunct Class D minor league in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia. The sweet spot signature is wonderfully bold, a conservative 8/10 in blue fountain pen ink. The ball is lightly and evenly toned. A top-tier specimen for the uncompromising collector. Letter of provenance from original owner. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, NM 7. Full LOA from SGC Authentic. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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