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Lot 69

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Lot Number: 69

Description: Exceptional Babe Ruth and Mel Ott autographed baseball. The offered autographed baseball truly is not in need of very many descriptive superlatives. During the late 1930-40s era Babe Ruth hosted an NBC radio show as sponsored by Spalding Sporting Goods. Ruth would routinely welcome significant sports figures to the show, one of which was New York Giants slugger Mel Ott. On one such occasion a young man attended the show as part of the audience and in turn received the offered signed baseball. F.Frick NL ball remains in pristine unused condition listing a very slight age toning as its only mentionable imperfection. Babe Ruth has neatly signed the sweet spot in crisp blue fountain pen with Mel Ott adding his signature in black ink to the panel above. Ruth signature rates a 9 out of 10 with the Ott rating slightly stronger at 9/10 out of 10. The rarity of this particular signed ball cannot be overstated and with the exception of its mate offered within this auction is the only such exemplar we have encountered. The ball also includes its original Spalding NL baseball paper bag. Magnificent signature piece with relation to a pair of legendary members of the 500 Home Run club. Includes LOA from JSA: Ball: NM, Signatures: Range NM-NM/MT

Estimated Price Range: ($20,000-$30,000)

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