Lot # 28: Spectacular Babe Ruth Single Signed “1920’s Babe Ruth Home Run Special Baseball” - PSA/DNA “NM-7” LOA & FULL JSA LOA

Category: Signed Bats

Starting Bid: $3,500.00

Bids: 43 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall Classic 2017 Auction",
which ran from 9/28/2017 12:00 PM to
10/14/2017 7:00 PM




(LOT 28)
Spectacular Babe Ruth Single Signed "1920's Babe Ruth Home Run Special Baseball" - PSA/DNA "NM-7" LOA & FULL JSA LOA

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way" - the iconic words of George Herman "Babe" Ruth. No truer words were ever spoken for the immortal George Herman "Babe" Ruth lived his life to the fullest every day, emulating that care free lifestyle in the batter's box via his seemingly infinite number of colossal swings. Unquestionably, the 'Bambino" never feared taking his mighty cuts, proving that theory at least 714 times during his storied career with so many of his mammoth home runs testing the furthest confines of any ballpark. No baseball player before or after could possibly hope to match the dynamic charisma and diamond excellence as the incomparable Babe Ruth.

His unparalleled accomplishments have set the ultimate benchmark for any professional baseball player, with his remarkable mystique placing him as the idol of a seemingly infinite number of aspiring young fans. While there are a myriad of Ruth collectibles to choose from as a testament to his majestic legacy, we cannot imagine any of them reflecting the ultimate prestige of an imposing single signed baseball. Indeed, any horsehide sphere scripted solely by Babe Ruth on the "sweet spot" resides as not only the arguable pinnacle "Ruthian" keepsake but one of the foremost mementos in the hobby.

It is no secret that scripted Ruth baseballs are certainly not rare; however, extremely bold single signed specimens are few and far between, especially when the autograph is affixed to a seldom surfacing "Babe Ruth Home Run Special Baseball" issued by the Spalding Co. during the 1920's. That said, presented here is an absolutely breathtaking PSA/DNA "NM-7" single signed Babe Ruth "Home Run Special" horsehide sphere that portrays an "awe-inspiring" "Babe Ruth" script on the ball's critical sweet spot (NM/MT 8 Autograph/EX/MT 6 Baseball). The time-defying black fountain pen script has been graded a PSA 8 most likely due to a light streak in the lower loop of Ruth's "R".

Otherwise, the signature consistency ranks with many of the "Mint 9" autographs we have seen, with the jet-black ink enabling someone to view the script from across the room. The highly coveted "Home Run Special", "Spalding" logo and "Babe Ruth" facsimile signature stampings have all retained most of their original print attributes; with a majority of the baseball still exhibiting a relatively clean white horsehide surface that grades a conservative PSA 6. The final exclamation point is the tightly wound red/blue stitching that was modeled after the Official A.L. baseballs from the 1920's.

Ultra-desirable, Home Run Special signed Ruth balls are arguably more popular than Official A.L./N.L. signed baseballs. Add the fact that the bold PSA 7 signature represents our National Pastime's undisputed all-time player and it justifies this offering's world-class standing. What better collectible to seize of this "greater than life" legend than one of his premier single-signed baseballs, depicting a mammoth-like bold black fountain pen "Babe Ruth" script.

Simply stated, there aren't enough aesthetically pleasing/high-grade single signed Babe Ruth baseballs to accommodate the countless number of enthusiasts who painstakingly seek one of these majestic treasures. Courtesy of Memory Lane and our esteemed consigner, you are now afforded a golden opportunity to capture one of hobby's quintessential examples, and synonymous with the Bambino's Goliath like power, hit a colossal home run of your own by capturing this exalted heirloom! - Full PSA/DNA "NM-7" LOA; Full JSA/James Spence LOA

MIN BID $3,500

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