Lot # 50: Babe Ruth Single Signed Official N.L. Ford Frick Baseball – Full PSA/DNA LOA

Category: Signed Balls

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer Spectacular 2018 Auction",
which ran from 7/27/2018 12:00 PM to
8/11/2018 7:00 PM

(LOT 50)
Babe Ruth Single Signed Official N.L. Ford Frick Baseball – Full PSA/DNA 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 a 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. Withy that said, presented here is one of the true highlights of this spectacular 500 HR-Ball collection, a super eye pleasing Babe Ruth signed Official N.L.Ford Frick horsehide sphere. The legendary "Babe Ruth" script is portrayed along the sweet spot and while only grading a "PSA EX/5", the signature's overall aesthetics are superior than the somewhat harsh assessment.

Likewise, the ball has graded a "5" for an overall PSA/DNA "5" grade. No glaring flaws are evident, with only some minor foxing affixed to the Official National league Ford Frick stamp. Most significantly, the time-defying black fountain pen script has retained many of its original qualities with lighter areas being the top of the "B", "R" and the end of the "h". The final exclamation point is the tightly- wound red stitching that shows no ill effects from 70-80 years of potential wear. What better collectible to seize of this "greater than life" legend than one of his single-signed baseballs, that along with the imposing Jimmie Foxx signed ball, stands as one of the highlights of this world-class 500 HR-Ball compilation. Courtesy of Memory Lane and our esteemed consigner, you are now afforded a golden opportunity to capture one of the hobby's quintessential heirlooms that resides as the perfect testament to the Bambino's Goliath like power, and a "must have" for any esteemed Babe Ruth memorabilia gathering! - Full PSA/DNA "EX/5" LOA

MIN BID $1,500

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