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The 1927-28 "Bustin' Babes" and "Larrupin Lou's" barnstorming tour was wildly successful and provided fans in cities without major league teams a rare opportunity to see the great Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in action. A largely profitable trip it is said that Lou Gehrig earned more money on these barnstorming trips than he was paid by the Yankees. Most of the barnstorming games ended early because there was such spectator pandemonium from fans rushing the field for an autograph or attempting to circle the bases alongside Ruth.

The horsehide-covered baseball offered here was signed by the two legends during a 1927 barnstorming tour stop in Santa Barbara, California. The Wilson Official League baseball features Ruth’s bold signature in blue ink (7/10) across the sweet spot , while Gehrig’s 7/8-10 autograph can be spotted just to the left of Ruth’s, also in blue ink. The ball itself is only mildly toned and free from any distracting blemishes. Simply an incredible piece of baseball history from two of the game’s most revered players of all time.

Includes a photo from the original owner and letter of provenance.  Full LOAs from PSA/DNA, JSA and Steve Grad of Beckett Authentication.

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