Gorgeous Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. Auto Graded, PSA 8
In the sports collecting world a high grade baseball signed by Babe Ruth on the "sweet spot" is considered the Holy Grail. This is one such baseball!
Historically, the Babe's signature has been the hobby's safest bet. It has been common knowledge within the community that every great sports memorabilia collection begins with a Babe Ruth single signed baseball. Presented for the most discerning of collectors is an Spalding Official League baseball that bears an original, dark black fountain pen autograph of the man who reinvented baseball during the decade of the 1920's. This is simply an outstanding item and certainly among the clearest examples you will ever encounter on vintage horsehide.
We first came across this beauty in the 1990's when it was offered to us by the original owner, who received it in his youth directly from the Bambino himself. We purchased it then, sold it to a prominent collector who in turn recently sold it back to us (not surprisingly for a hefty profit). The Babe's fully legible signature remains in its original top-tier condition with uncompromising strength, and one thing is for sure, the Babe had beautiful penmanship!
Ruth-signed baseballs, photos and memorabilia in general have escalated quite consistently through the decades. In fact the finest known Ruth single-signed ball fetched $388,000.00 in a 2012 public auction, and many believe that very same ball will one day command a seven-figure sum---just like one of his game used bats or jerseys (the highest of which was hammered down recently at a price in excess of 4 million dollars).
Whether you’re just starting your collection or looking for that one flagship piece, this Ruth single certainly fits the bill. They're seldom found in nicer condition, but if so the cost simply would be prohibitive.
The Holy Grail of Sports Collecting - Comes with a Graded Letter of Authenticity from PSA.