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    Circa 1940 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. 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.

    So if you have the capital to invest, we would suggest that you consider this remarkable example, one that shouts its identity with such conviction that you could hear it from the next county. Ruth's blue fountain pen ink rates an easy 9/10 on this Official International League (Shaughnessy) sphere, with points lost only to a few pinhead areas of surface loss, only two of which so much as graze the autograph.

    Without these inconsequential faults, and on an OAL ball, this autograph would soar into six-figure territory without breaking a sweat. A marvelous representation. Full LOA from SGC Authentic.


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    November, 2017
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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