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    Circa 1930 Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Dual-Signed Baseball. "They didn't get along," explained fellow pinstriped Hall of Famer Tony Lazzeri. "Lou thought Ruth was a big-mouth and Ruth thought Gehrig was cheap. They were both right." Though their personalities couldn't have been more different, the men whose digits were the first to be retired from Yankee service share the manner of athletic immortality reserved for just the highest reaches of the athletic pantheon. Separately, their autographs remain among the most coveted and collectible in the hobby, but together that appeal swells exponentially, particularly when that shared medium is horsehide.

    They take up their standard positions upon this ancient orb, the signatures secured beneath a vintage coating of shellac that has maintained a boldness of 8/10 or better for the Hall of Fame duo but was not able to rescue the ball's stamping from fading beyond visibility. A very solid example of one of the most important pre-war pairings in the autograph trade. Full LOA from Beckett Authentication Services.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $6,000 - up.

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    22nd Sunday 10:00 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    August
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    19 Days 21h 44m 14s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: 49
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    This lot is in: 2 - Signature Internet Extended Bid Session - Extended Bidding - Platinum Session:
    (Lots 80128-81495) - 10:00 PM Central Time, Sunday, August 22, 2021.
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    Heritage Auctions
    2801 W. Airport Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75261



    Current Bid:
    $3,800
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