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    1918-24 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball.
    Update: There is evidence of writing removal on the North panel and the words "Lee" and "Oct. 24" and other unreadable writing is present in an unknown hand on the south panel.

    The stamping format of this OAL (Johnson) ball provides for the date range listed in our lot title, a span that saw Ruth win World Championships with the 1918 Red Sox and 1923 Yankees. His sweet spot signature appears in the tough and desirable quotation-marked format which he'd abandon not long after his record-breaking sixty-home run season of 1927. Some handwriting appears on the southern panel, but it appears to be some form of printed notation rather than a signature, preserving single signed status. Ruth's autograph rates 7/10 and the ball exhibits handling wear that effectively remains clear of the signature. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    May, 2019
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