Lot # 923: Babe Ruth Signed Harwood National League Baseball – Inscribed “From Babe Ruth” - Full JSA/James Spence LOA

Category: Signed Balls

Starting Bid: $2,000.00

Bids: 7 (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 923)
Babe Ruth Signed Harwood National League Baseball – Inscribed "From Babe Ruth" - Full JSA/James Spence LOA

No baseball player receives the attention in our illustrious hobby as George Herman "Babe Ruth". His iconic legacy will "echo for eternity", and his sheer diamond excellence both from the batter's box and pitching rubber will forever ensure his place as our National Pastime's greatest all-time player. On and off the field, the "Sultan of Swat" was on the tip of everyone's tongues, both yesterday and today, for his unparalleled persona captivated not only an adoring American Nation but the entire globe. For these reasons and so many more, his signed artifacts are highly coveted by nearly every autograph enthusiast, with virtually none more desirable than a signed Babe Ruth baseball. This Harwood National League baseball has been scripted by the immortal Babe Ruth on the East Side Panel in steel-tip fountain pen with the bold blue "From Babe Ruth" inscription portraying "7/8" strength.

Additional Hall of Famers on this sanctified baseball include light scripts of Hall of Famers Mickey Cochrane and Charlie Gehringer on the South Panel. A few other virtually invisible signatures include notable E. Auker, and the "To Leo Nauarre" inscription was penned in an unknown hand (as noted by JSA on their Full LOA). Most significantly, the imposing Babe Ruth autograph displays as a single-signed script, with collectors frantically seeking to find a signed Ruth horsehide sphere depicting his sole signature on any panel. The ball itself is in fine condition, revealing only moderate toning, tight red stitching and all of the Harwood Company stampings intact. While an actual single signed Babe Ruth ball would cost significantly more, this magnificent offering provides the collector an opportunity to capture a Ruth scripted baseball that displays as a "single" for a reasonable sum that won't break the bank! - Full JSA/James Spence LOA

MIN BID $2,000

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