Fall Premier Auction 2017


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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/4/2017

This vintage store-model Babe Ruth bat, signed by the Yankee legend near the close of his fabled career, survives in a remarkable state of preservation. Turned by Hillerich & Bradsby for retail sale, this classic 35” piece of white ash lumber appears unused and uncracked. As was customary, the bat was prepared for the addition of the Babe's signature by the removal of a 1" by 4" area of the walnut brown finish just below the barrel stamping.

The Bambino graced the barrel's surface with an over-sized example of his autograph in black ink. Rating 8/10, the signature lacks all of the common problems associated with signed bats such as pen skips, bleeding and contrast issues. There are a few scattered, unobtrusive nicks about the length of the bat, most of which are visible only upon close inspection. This is a magnificent presentation piece maintained in outstanding EX-MT to Near Mint condition.  One of the finest Ruth signed bats of its kind we’ve seen.

Includes a full LOA from PSA/DNA.

Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $5,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $27,570
Number Bids:18
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