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    Circa 1932 Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig 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.

    Provided is one of the finest representations thereof, a Reach sphere with two-tone stitching that nearly perfectly mimics the appearance of the Official American League models the pair deposited into the right field bleachers with unprecedented regularity. The Babe claims his customary sweet spot position, with Gehrig positioned to the east, close enough to allow for simultaneous display. Ruth's application rates a solid 7/10 in strength, with his hard-slugging sidekick a point better. The leather of the ball remains clean and unblemished, and barely even toned from its original state eight decades ago. A top-quality specimen for the discriminating collector. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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