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    The Babe's three-run blast in the seventh slams door on Pirates

    1927 World Series Game Three Ticket Stub Signed by Babe Ruth, PSA Authentic. "We won the World Series before it even got started," Babe Ruth explained. "The Pirates were the other club, and the first two games were scheduled for Forbes Field. Naturally we showed up a day early and worked out in the strange park. We really put on a show. Lou and I banged ball after ball into the right field stands, and I finally knocked one out of the park in right center. Bob Meusel and Tony Lazzeri kept hammering balls into the left field seats. One by one, the Pirates got up and left the park. Some of them were shaking their heads when we last saw them."

    Not a single Pirate had reached the double-digit mark for home runs during the 1927 regular season, and the entire team output for the year stood at fifty-four, six fewer than Ruth's record-setting tally for the greatest season in both his career and the history of the franchise he had come to personify. A four-game Fall Classic sweep seemed inevitable, and, ultimately, it was.

    Presented is a stub from the Series' penultimate match, one that developed into something of a pitchers' duel through six innings before a scoring onslaught in the bottom of the seventh put the contest out of reach. After three runs chased Lee Meadows from the mound, southpaw Mike Cvengros entered the game facing the gloomy proposition of the Home Run King at the plate and two men on base. The result was predictable--a towering blast into the right field seats to expand the Yankee lead to eight runs. The Bucs would sneak a single run across in the eighth to complete the day's scoring.

    One fan wisely saw fit to enhance his souvenir from the third quarter of the Yankee sweep with an autograph from its home run hero, and we find that flawless blue fountain pen application on verso, preceded by Ruth's favored "Sincerely" notation. We are aware of only one other 1927 World Series ticket bearing a Ruth autograph, but we believe this to be the only single-signed example. We can also report that Ruth's signature here is far bolder than that which appears on the multi-signed example, placing this important rarity, much like the Babe himself, in a class by itself. Encapsulated by PSA, Authentic. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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