Winter Classic Auction 3 - 24 - 2019
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Presented is a circa. 1919 Babe Ruth signed Official American League (Ban Johnson) baseball that is possibly game used. This ball is an early turn of the century American League Baseball, Ban Johnson Commissioner, and is the style of Reach Official A.L. Ball that was used in American League games. This is a very special and historical baseball, it comes to us from the son of the original owner and has never before been available for purchase. It is one of the earliest known signed balls of Babe Ruth.

The Dead Ball Era offered no shortage of fireworks for its closing act, and the presented baseball is signed by the man who would become the round, smiling face of the game in the years following this ball’s issue. Solely a pitcher for the 1917 season, Ruth would earn a secondary outfield role for 1918 due to his undeniable offensive skills, appearing in ninety-five games that Championship campaign and 130 for his final year at Fenway. The seasons were the first the first two of a dozen in which Ruth led the American League in home run blasts.

The age-burnished leather of this century-old relic displays a rock-solid example of an early Ruth autograph which will gain admittance for one serious hobbyist into an elite brotherhood of early Ruth ball owners. Early Ruth signed balls such as this fine example have sold in excess of $50,000 at auction. Authentication by James Spence Authentication (JSA)

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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $7,514.15
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Monday, March 25, 2019.
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