Single Signed Babe Ruth "Home Run Special" Baseball PSA/DNA LOA Auto Grade 8 NM-MT
No one would argue that one of the pinnacle memorabilia collectibles a high-end Babe Ruth single signed baseball. The sheer thought of placing such a hallowed artifact on one's favorite mantelpiece or curio cabinet shelf spurs the finest "spine tingling" feeling from any sophisticated enthusiast, for no baseball player past, present or future will ever be able to compete with the 'Sultan of Swat's" larger than life persona. The "Babe" exemplifies everything our National Pastime represents at a level that exceeds the game itself. Each day, his popularity increases profoundly, with avid collectors actively seeking to capture any of his most valuable artifacts. While both Aaron and Bonds have surpassed his 714 home run total, there remains an unequivocal mystique tied to the "Bambino's 714 mark, and his Boston Red Sox pitching exploits coupled with his uncontested batting achievements unquestionably place him as baseball's "greatest player ever".
It is unprecedented to fathom that Ruth would have been a Hall of Fame pitcher had he not abandoned the pitching rubber to pursue his destiny as the game's premier all-time slugger. As a testament to his unparalleled power, the great Walter Johnson was once asked if anyone hit the ball harder than Babe Ruth. The "Big Train" responded: "I can't say for sure if Ruth hit the ball the hardest, but his batted balls got smaller a lot faster than anyone"! Baseball will never see the likes of him again, a near perfect icon portraying an unparalleled combination of sheer playing excellence and overall mystique that will echo for eternity. While there are an abundance of Ruth mementos to fill the collector void such as baseball cards, photos, etc., none could possibly match the sheer satisfaction of a striking single signed baseball. Ruth signed a myriad of these horsehide spheres for the seemingly millions of young aspiring admirers during both his playing and post-career days; however, many of these balls eventually ended up with additional signatures scripted alongside Babe's hallowed autograph.
True, signed Ruth baseballs are not rare, but extremely imposing single signed specimens are few and far between, especially considering the incredible supply and demand concept associated with these exalted heirlooms. It is an accepted challenge to try and locate these single signed Ruth scripted baseballs carrying a minimum PSA "NM-MT 8" autograph grade that stands as the elitist benchmark. Presented here is a magnificent Babe Ruth single signed horsehide sphere portraying the elusive PSA "NM-MT 8" autograph assessment (w/an overall "EX-MT+ 6.5" grade). The incredibly clear "Babe Ruth" autograph is perfectly situated on the sweet spot and has been scripted in bold black fountain pen. Ruth's elaborate signature virtually covers the nearly the entire sweet spot area.
The Spalding "Home Run Special" baseball depicts typical toning/soiling as well as some diminutive surface abrasions, with the red & blue stitches still reflecting their original tightly wrapped state. There is also a stamped "Babe Ruth" signature on the label side that has been traced over in blue pen. As a final testament to its irrefutable authenticity, a full PSA/DNA letter is included with the hallowed PSA 8 signature grade. What else can we possibly say regarding this grand opportunity to claim ownership of one of the hobby's most sought after "Ruthian" mementos. The "Sultan of Swat" set the ultimate benchmark for all other players to be measured against, justifying why he is our National Pastime's supreme baseball immortal and irrefutable embodiment of a world-global hero. What better collectible to seize of this "greater than life" legend than one of his super aesthetically pleasing single signed baseballs depicting a black fountain pen script of this flamboyant icon! – Full PSA/DNA LOA – "NM-MT 8" Autograph Grade, 5 EX Baseball grade, and an Overall "EX-MT+ 6.5" Grade.
MIN BID $3,500