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Lot # 966 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1947 Babe Ruth Single-Signed Ball

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,147.50

Official American League (Harridge) ball signed by Babe Ruth. The famed "Sultan of Swat" has personally inscribed the ball in blue fountain pen on a side panel: "To Donald Hobbin/From/Babe Ruth/6-11-47." Both the inscription and signature grade "7" overall. As noted in the accompanying LOA from James Spence, the entire inscription, including the date, is in Ruth's hand. While we will probably never know who Donald Hobbin was, this ball does come with a good story: Our consignor unexpectedly found it in his attic a few years ago while rummaging through property left behind by a former owner! The ball is moderately toned, with a number of minor surface blemishes, including a few abrasions. The manufacturer's stampings are badly faded and barely visible. In Very Good condition overall. Full LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,147.50


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