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Lot # 1501 (1501 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

Circa 1930 Babe Ruth "Home Run Special" Store-Model "Lefty" Glove

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $540

Reach brown-leather Babe Ruth "Home Run Special" fielder's glove dating from circa 1930. This glove is all the more notable for being a scarce left-hander's glove, which is apropos, because Ruth himself was a lefty. The glove features what appears to be the original lacing between the thumb and index fingers, all of which remains intact. Pocket stampings consist of the company name "Reach," Babe Ruth's facsimile signature, and the model name: "Home Run Special." A Spalding label appears on the wrist strap. Ruth had an exclusive glove endorsement with Draper & Maynard from 1921 to 1927, but immediately thereafter both Spalding and Reach began production of Ruth-model gloves. The offered glove displays moderate-to-heavy wear, but the leather still remains fairly supple. In Very Good condition overall. This is a very scarce Ruth store-model glove and rarer still in a lefty model.

Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $540

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