1930 New York Yankees Autographed Baseball with Ruth & Gehrig
Cooperstown's loss is your gain, as the Hall seems like the logical repository for this stunning team-signed Yankee ball from 1930 -- the very shank of the Ruth-Gehrig dynasty, distinguished by HOFers wherever the eye roves over it. The eye will stop and linger over the signatures of the two great protagonists of drama and soap opera-like gossip, as Babe and Lou were -- and still are -- the show-stoppers, and any ball with their markers on it immediately qualifies as sainted goods. On this great dropping from the gods, Ruth's signature is where it should be -- on the sweet spot, and larger than life (not to mention larger than anyone else's signature). Turned in black pen in a stylishg hand, the autograph is a slightly faded 6/10 with the lower part of the "B" and some of the "h" traced over. Also an area of surface loss affects the bottom of the "t". Gehrig's is on a side panel above fellow HOFer Red (as "Chas.") Ruffing. Also a tad faded and 6/10 with the top of the "h" traced over. There are 11 sigs in all, others being Bill Dickey, Tony Lazzeri, Herb Pennock, Earl Combs, Jimmy Reese, Benny Bengough, Roy Sherid. All light but readable, some traced over, average grade 5-6/20. OAL ball is golden brown with some speckled areas, stampings light but visible, tight lacings. A solid VG grade and an A+ in terms of history and legend.