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Lot # 517 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1920s Babe Ruth "Home Run Special" Glove with Box

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $9,775.00

Extremely rare A.J. Reach Babe Ruth "Home Run Special" glove box (9 x 8.5 x 3.5 inches) features a full-length image of Ruth chasing a flyball in his Yankee pinstripes. Ruth's portrait also appears on two of the side panels of the box. The box is accompanied by the Reach glove which reads "Reach" in large type above Ruth's facsimile signature, and the identification of the model as a "Home Run Special." These boxes rarely survive in any condition. This example exhibits some general wear, but is complete and intact, with no restoration, and displays beautifully. The box is in overall Very Good condition. The glove is in Excellent condition. A very impressive example of one of glove collecting's greatest prizes, and an exceptionally rare and attractive Babe Ruth display piece worthy of inclusion in the many different types of world-class baseball collections (Ruth, display pieces, advertising, equipment, etc.) Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $9,775.00

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