LOT: 568     Babe Ruth Signed Baseball PSA/DNA LOA

Category: Signed Balls



CURRENT BID:     $5,425.00

Start: 8/15/2013 12:15:00 AM EST

End: 8/30/2013 4:33:54 AM EST


STARTING BID:     $500.00

BID COUNT: 24 (Bid History)

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(LOT 568)
Babe Ruth Signed Baseball PSA/DNA LOA

This Ruthian Signed Sphere presents a strong and large autograph of the Sultan Of Swat. Accompanying the baseball is an LOA from PSA/DNA which states, "There are indications of a faded signature(s) on the East Panel of the ball that are visible under magnification." This is not an indication of removals but an indication that the signatures on the east panel have faded letting the buyer know that at one time you could read those signatures and over time have faded. Nevertheless, the signature of Babe Ruth stands out like a sore thumb and can be displayed as a single signed Babe Ruth baseball. A must for the fans of the Babe! More images on MLI Website. PSA/DNA LOA included. Following is a detailed stroy from the seller:-I (Garrett McCain) am the fourth generation that has owned the baseball. My paternal great grandfather "Grampy" Kenneth McCain was the original owner, and he passed it down to his son (my paternal grandfather, Robert McCain), who then passed it down to my father (Michael McCain), and the ball has since been handed down to me directly from my dad. My great grandfather (Kenneth McCain) grew up in New York and spent his entire life there. He was born, lived his entire life, and passed away in the upstate area of Malone (and it's surrounding areas). He grew in the early twenties and naturally was a huge New York Yankees fan, which of course meant he was an enormous fan of "The Babe" (as he used to call Babe Ruth). He recalled getting the ball autographed by the Babe himself at a New York Yankees game, and he said it was one of the most magical moments of his young life. Ruth was, of course, larger than life, so the mysticism and magic that permeated him comes as no surprise. My great grandpa used to make the trip from upstate New York to visit us in California every few years, until he was too weak and old to be able to do so. But even at the ripe old age of 90-something, his eyes would still light up brightly when we talked about baseball and the Babe (again, this is all he ever referred to Ruth as--which I came to learn as I matured was a sign of just how majestic my Grampy thought he was). Even as we witnessed the great home run chase of 1996, and rumors of steroids swirled around McGwire and Sosa, Grampy recalled a simpler time when Ruth did it fueled by "hot dogs, beer, and women." He loved the Babe even more as time had passed. Grampy told me that when he got the ball signed at the historic Yankee Stadium, that Babe was surrounded by dozens and dozens of little kids and adolescents, and that the Babe took time to greet and sign for every single one of them. Not one person got left behind. Grampy recounted handing the ball over to Babe, who then asked his "What's yer name, kid?" as he signed the ball. All my Grampy could muster was a simple, "My name's Kenny, Mr. Ruth." He said he was in awe and almost forgot his own name! I hope these snippets help to give insight into the ball's history and its personal story.

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