Outstanding Babe Ruth Single-Signed Baseball - PSA/DNA EX-MT 6

Sold For: $14,400

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1319

Item Year: 1940

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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"Amateur League" ball (no manufacturer listed) signed in black fountain pen across the sweet spot by Babe Ruth. Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA/DNA (signature grade 8; ball grade 4; resulting in a final overall grade of 6). With respect to the signature alone, this is an extraordinary Ruth single. The signature literally jumps off the ball and one could easily argue that the signature is closer to a "9" than an "8." The ball itself displays light soiling, as well as a thin layer of protective shellac applied strategically upon the signature panel. All of the ball's flaws; however, are minor and are more than compensated for by the visual appeal of the bold signature resting upon it. Full LOA from PSA/DNA and auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $5,000. Estimate (open).

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