Adorned with the Pacific Coast League stamp, this baseball showcases the signature of Hall-of-Famer Babe Ruth, arguably the greatest player in baseball history. Ruth never played in the Pacific Coast League, spending his lone minor league season - 1914 - split between the Baltimore Orioles (AA) and the Providence Grays (AA) of the International League. However, in 1924, Ruth and Yankee teammate Bob Meusel toured California following the World Series. "Barnstorming," as it was called in the day, had been outlawed by baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Ruth and Meusel had been fined and suspended for their tour following the 1921 season. The Babe never relented though, touring the West Coast that October of '24 and the Far East in subsequent years. The Babe's black ink autograph is on the sweet spot and is clear and legible. This item comes with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA.
Presented is an absolutely glowing treasure of Americana, a single signed baseball of the greatest American sportsman of all-time, Babe Ruth. The flowing undaunted script of the Bambino's salutation addresses the sweet spot of this white William Harridge American league orb. The signature itself rates as a strong "8" with a deep bold embellishment of the famed script with only the very slightest of a small brush (no stray ink) at the very top of the "B". The ball itself grades a solid an impressive "6" with strong stampings, for an overall final grade of "7" from PSA/DNA. William harridge ruled over the junior circuit from 1931 through 1959 making it entirely possible that the "King of Crash" held this stunning ball and signed it wearing Yankee Pinstripes. Each and every collection is judged by content and no high end collection can ever be considered such without the addition of a single signed ball from the greatest player the game has ever known. A truly defining collectible offered in outstanding and alluring high grade. This item comes with a Letter of Grading and Authenticity from PSA/DNA (Steve Grad and Zach Rullo) and a Letter of Authenticity from JSA (James Spence Authentication).
The unique Official American League stamping and red and blue stitching assures Yankees playing-days vintage, enhancing the appeal of the hobby's fundamental building block. The ball exhibits considerable surface wear, resulting in a scuffed but still instantly recognizable sweet spot Ruth signature. This item comes with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA.