Lot # 10: Babe Ruth Single Signed c.1929 Harridge Baseball w/a PSA Near Mint 7 Autograph Grade - Full PSA/DNA LOA

Category: Signed Balls

Starting Bid: $3,000.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Break Rarities Auction 2019",
which ran from 3/14/2019 4:00 PM to
4/6/2019 7:00 PM

(LOT 10)
Babe Ruth Single Signed c.1929 Harridge Baseball w/a PSA Near Mint 7 Autograph Grade - Full PSA/DNA LOA

"Babe Ruth was the greatest baseball player that ever lived. I mean, people say he's less then a God, but more than a man. Like Hercules or something." – The Sandlot

No truer words have ever been spoken for no baseball player could possibly hope to match the dynamic charisma and diamond excellence as the incomparable Babe Ruth! The "Bambino's" 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. During his unparalleled career, Ruth absolutely loved signing baseballs for his adoring worshipers, taking a seemingly infinite amount of time before and after games to script his name on a horsehide sphere.

Arguably, no signed Ruth collectible is more exalted than a single-signed baseball, and this outstanding PSA authenticated Official A.L. Harridge ball scripted by Ruth some 90 years ago stands tall as a museum worthy memento due to the hallowed Babe Ruth PSA "Near Mint 7" autograph. Scripted in bold black fountain pen, the hallowed Babe Ruth autograph is affixed to its customary 'sweet spot" and portrays the strong technical qualities and aesthetics consistent with a near mint signature. Regarding the baseball, 90 years of wear have left this keepsake with consistent toning for the age, several stray surface notches and some modest fading to the Harridge stamp.

Fortunately, the Official American League stamp and company logo are intact, with the tightly wound red/green stitching still retaining a majority of its original factory issued attributes. The imposing presence of this exalted horsehide-sphere literally transcends time to an era when the "Sultan of Swat" was larger than life. To reiterate, virtually no collectible could be more desirable than a Babe Ruth "single-signed" official baseball. The sheer thought of placing such a hallowed artifact on one's favorite mantelpiece or curio cabinet shelf spurs a "spine tingling" feeling from any sophisticated enthusiast; for no player past, present or future could possibly compete with the Bambino's larger than life persona. The "Babe" exemplifies everything our National Pastime represents at a level that exceeds the game itself.

Each passing day his popularity increases profoundly, with avid collectors actively seeking to capture any of his most valuable treasures. As a testament to his unparalleled power, the great Walter Johnson was once asked if anyone hit the ball harder than Babe Ruth with the "Big Train" responding: "I can't say for sure if Ruth hit the ball the hardest, but his batted balls got smaller a lot faster than anyone"! The Babe has set the ultimate benchmark for all other players to be measured against, justifying why he stands tall as the supreme baseball immortal and embodiment of a National Hero. With that in mind, we cannot imagine a finer "Ruthian" collectible to capture than this eye pleasing single-signed baseball depicting a PSA "NM 7" script that synonymous with his hallowed legacy, has withstood the test of time! - Full PSA/DNA LOA – "NM 7" Autograph Grade

MIN BID $3,000


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