1930 World Series Teams-Signed Foul Ball w/Babe Ruth - Newspaper Article Provenance (PSA)
The consignor's aunt, Ruth Kinsler, lucked into this treasure during Game 4 of the 1930 World Series between the Philadelphia Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, a rematch of the previous year's Series. With Mule Haas at bat, a foul ball was hit near the press box in St. Louis and Miss Kinsler pounced on it. Adding to her good fortune, Babe Ruth happened to be seated nearby, and the Babe was gracious enough to sign the ball for her. The ONL (Heydler) ball also features the signatures of several World Series contestants, including Mickey Cochrane, Jim Bottomley, Frank Frisch, Al Simmons, Chick Hafey, Bill Hallahan, Burleigh Grimes, Sparky Adams and Jimmy Foxx, though the signatures of Grimes, Adams, and Foxx have since faded completely. Ruth's signature, which appears on the sweet spot, rates 4.0, while the rest average 6.5. The ball is accompanied by a copy of the exact article detailing the ball's history, in which Miss Kinsler endearingly refers to it as "the sphere." Includes PSA LOA.