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Babe Ruth Single-Signed Baseball On 1940 World's Fair Stand - Full JSA

Lot Number 696

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Description

It’s well documented that Babe Ruth all but “invented” the home run, popularizing the round-tripper as he launched 54 in 1920, doubling Roger Connor’s single-season standard (27) that had stood for 35 years. Ruth is the subject of this single-signed Spalding baseball. The ball presents in GD condition and features an ("8") potency black fountain penning with deference to a scuff mark towards the bottom of the "B" in his first name (all other marks around the signature do not significantly affect clarity). The Spalding orb is neatly mounted to a 5" tall "New York World's Fair" stand. The consignor reportedly won the baseball in a contest that his mother had entered on the grounds of the 1940 World's Fair. He was one of 42 boys to win the signed Ruth ball, meaning it is unlikely that many of these specimens will hit the market. Full photo LOA from JSA.



 
 
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