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Back Lot Number: 643  

Lot 643
Description: Exceptional Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1930-40. Slightly off white Wm. Harridge (blue stamp) AL baseball boldly signed on the sweet spot in blue fountain pen by Babe Ruth. Ball itself remains very clean with minimal wear save for a few minute surface abrasions. The signature rates a solid 9.5/10 out of 10 with no flaws, fading, or uneven tones. The ball was originally obtained by a Detroit area gentleman who worked as a purchasing agent for the Ford Motor Co. and met Mr. Ruth during a promtional tour at the plant in Dearborn, MI. The ball was lovingly guarded and descended in the original owner's family until its' current offering all along with the family recognition of the grave consequences that would fall upon the individual that would attempt to play with or mis-handle the ball. Clearly among the top two single signed Ruth baseballs that we have offered with regard to condition and provenance in addition to easily ranking as one the finest single signed Ruth balls to be offered at auction. Includes (2) family letters of provenance, LOA from James Spence PSA/DNA, and LOA from Hunt Auctions,Inc.: Ball: EX/MT-NM, Signature: NM-MT
Sold For: $35,000.00

Estimated Price: ($30,000.00-$40,000.00)