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    1934 Babe Ruth & Wife Claire Tour of Japan Cigarette Cases. Ornate silver cigarette cases artfully engraved with Japanese themes both inside and out were gifted to the legendary slugger and his wife by Lefty O'Doul, the man instrumental in making the famous 1934 Japanese Tour a reality. The Babe's personal model features an engraved facsimile signature and the simple sentiment, "In Appreciation, Lefty." His wife's is similarly engraved with the more formal, "Mrs. Claire Ruth from Lefty O'Doul." Each remains in splendid condition and perfectly able to fulfill its intended role should the collector/nicotine fan desire. Relics from this most significant of baseball expeditions are highly prized within the hobby, and the added Ruth provenance only supercharges the appeal here.

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