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    The finest early Ruth single we've ever seen!

    1920's "Babe" Ruth Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA NM-MT+ 8.5. While the superstar slugger's famous and unfailing generosity of spirit ensured that his is the most available of all pre-war sporting legends, the tremendous demand for his essential autograph has nonetheless powered a sustained upward trajectory in auction results throughout the years. Historically, the Babe's signature has been the hobby's safest bet. It has been commonly and properly stated that every great sports memorabilia collection begins with the Babe Ruth single signed baseball.

    But if Ruth singles appear on the hobby's auction block with some degree of regularity, those projecting the quality of the offered representation most decidedly do not. Our contention that the listed sphere represents the top percentile of all known specimens will be bolstered by any examination of online auction archives where, quite literally, only a handful of challengers for supremacy will be found.

    Of those challengers, there are likely none that share the early vintage of this specimen, the quotation marks around Ruth's immortal nickname assuring production no later than 1928 at the absolute upper edge. We feel quite confident in our contention that is the finest "Babe" Ruth single signed baseball on the planet. The experts at PSA/DNA offer hard data to bolster the claim, assessing Ruth's black fountain pen application at 9/10, and the non-official sphere whose sweet spot it rides an 8/10 for the combined grade as listed. We'd be remiss if we failed to point out that the two-tone stitching of the "Wilson" ball perfectly mimics official models of the period. A truly stunning representation for the advanced Ruth collector. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, NM-MT+ 8.5. Full LOA from Beckett Authentication Services.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2021
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 31
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