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Three memorable teams, made indispensable by the presence of one, George Herman “Babe” Ruth. The first, a truly special sphere, this is one of the earliest known Boston Red Sox balls. But you really won’t want to pass this one up – it is 1 of only 4 or 5 extant with Ruth’s signature! The Bambino’s mark is light (rating a 2 out of a possible 10), but its significance is immeasurable. There are nine other visible signatures (about the same quality) – we’re not sure how many signed originally. The Red Sox defeated the Phils in the World Series that year without the use of reliever, Ruth on the mound. OAL (Johnson) baseball is covered with an even, dark brown patina and its entire surface has been shellacked. Some cracking to the leather. The second is a 1926 Yankees team signed ball with 22 total signatures including Ruth on the sweet spot. Signatures are light (Ruth is a 3-4/10). OAL (Johnson) baseball has some toning. Finally a 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers ball with 24 signatures including coach Ruth on the sweet spot (rates a 3-4/10). ONL (Frick) baseball has an even dark brown patina covering it. All three balls are shellacked.
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