Lot 91. Superlative Babe Ruth Autographed Presentational Baseball Ba...

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Auction date: 16.12.2020   10:00 UTC +01:00
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Lot 91 | Superlative Babe Ruth Autographed Presentational Baseball Ba...
Superlative Babe Ruth Autographed Presentational Baseball Bat c.1933 (PSA/DNA 7 NM)

Louisville Slugger 40BR model which remains in near original as issued condition with full surface gloss, handsome walnut brown finish, and full gilt lettering in the word “Powerized”. Just to the right of the Powerized symbol is a 1”x4” area that has been shaved to the wood base (NM, appearing as if done yesterday) and has been signed in blue fountain pen by Babe Ruth. The signature rates 8/9 out of 10 lacking all of the common problems associated with signed bats such as pen skips and contrast issues.

The bat was received as a prize in a contest by a St. Louis area youth, and has descended within their family until placed within this iconic collection over twenty years ago. Bat dates to 1933 from the type of stampings and their arrangement which is congruent with the family history and signature style regarding dating.

Only mentionable defects are a few tiny dings and scratches on secondary areas of the bat. The rarity of a high grade autographed bat versus a ball is difficult to determine, but by the very nature of a bat’s size and original signed population is significantly less then the number of signed balls. Includes full LOA from PSA/DNA (7 NM), full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the original recipient’s wife: NM-MT

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