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Lot # 209 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Babe Ruth Signed Golf Ball

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,955.00

Golf ball signed and inscribed by baseball immortal Babe Ruth. The ball is signed "To Mrs. (illegible)/From/Babe Ruth" ("6/7") in black ink. Ruth signed thousands of baseballs in his day, but we suspect he signed very few golf balls. This is the first we have seen. Ruth was an avid golfer when away from the diamond, especially following his retirement from baseball. This ball has "No. Conway G.C." preprinted on one side (short for "North Conway Golf Club"), and the personalization of golf pro "Ben Roman" preprinted on the opposite side. It was probably somewhat challenging for Ruth to sign such a small and dimpled sphere, but perhaps because of his considerable experience signing baseballs, Ruth has done quite an admirable job. The dimples do make the inscription and signature appear a little shaky and broken in places, as should be expected, but all things considered, this is as fine a Babe Ruth signature as one could reasonably expect to find on a golf ball. The signature is perfectly legible, and quite large for being signed on such a small item. The ball is in Excellent condition. A very unusual, possibly unique, signed Babe Ruth item relating to the Yankee legend's second favorite sporting pastime. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,955.00

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