Lot # 1822: Circa 1934 Babe Ruth Signed Baseball with Original Snapshot Photographs from Spring Training

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/23/2021 12:00 PM to
8/15/2021 9:00 PM

Official American League (Harridge) baseball signed by Babe Ruth in black fountain pen across the sweet spot. Ruth's signature grades "6/7," but, as noted in the accompanying full LOA from JSA, the signature at some point in time "has been partially enhanced by an unknown hand." Others signatures featured on the ball are those of Russ Van Atta (enhanced), Johnny Murphy, Al Mamaux, Wid Mathews (enhanced), and Paul Schreiber. The inscription "To Larry From" appears on a side panel. The manufacturer's stampings are slightly faded but clearly legible. The ball itself displays light toning, as well as a few stray scuff marks, and is in Very Good condition overall. Accompanying the ball are four snapshot photographs (2-1/4 x 3-1/8 inches) of Babe Ruth at spring training in Florida circa 1934. This ball was obtained by the family member of our consignor, who attended the Yankees spring training sessions in the 1930s. Full LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 5 items (signed ball and four photographs). Reserve $1,000.

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