High Grade Early Ruth Signed Baseball to Appear in October Heritage Auction

Fresh off the record-breaking sale of a PSA Mint+ 9.5 Babe Ruth single-signed baseball, which realized a staggering $388,375 in Heritage’s 2012 Platinum Auction, the World’s Largest Collectibles Auctioneer has its sights set on another single-signed Sultan of Swat milestone. Coming up in our October 25-26 Signature Auction #7065, we will be offering, quite possibly, the finest “early” Ruth single on Earth.

Serious hobbyists recognize that the ultra-high grade examples that have been skyrocketing in the collecting market almost always date to his finest early Ruth singleretirement years. It is widely known that Ruth dropped the quotation marks around “Babe” soon after his historic 1927 sixty home run season, properly concluding that the moniker was no longer simply a nickname but a brand name synonymous with baseball brilliance. Collectors therefore properly place a significant premium on the considerably less common early model, which may be as much as one hundred times rarer than the unpunctuated style.

From that thin early supply, none have surfaced that could compete with the aesthetics of this one, which properly garners a 9/10 autograph grade from the folks at PSA/DNA, and an 8/10 rating for the ball itself, presumably based mainly on the slightest hint of toning well clear of the ball’s focus. Our catalog imagery should properly indicate that the ball presents effectively “as new” from any reasonable viewing distance.

This is not a baseball for the collector looking to check a box on a list, but rather for the uncompromising hobbyist who understands the appeal (and investment potential) of owning an unequivocal example of the market’s fundamental building block. An estimate of $120,000+ has been placed on this hobby treasure. Bidding starts in early October at HA.com/Sports.

Sunday Internet Auction Highlights

HA.com/Sports is the place to be every Sunday night for collectors of fine sports memorabilia and trading cards.

Over 100 lots will close to initial bidding at 10 PM CT. On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding).

No other major sports memorabilia auction house provides its clientele this much bidding excitement. It’s just another reason why Heritage is the World’s Largest Collectibles Auctioneer.

Call or email today to discuss consigning your fine sport collectibles and trading cards to an upcoming Heritage auction.

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Top quality collectibles will also be given featured placement in print ads within such trade publications as Sports Collectors Digest, Sports Market Report and Beckett Elite, providing maximum hobby exposure. Generous cash advances are available. Call or email one of our consignment directors today to discuss your collection.

Chris Ivy
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1319
or email at CIvy@HA.com
Derek Grady
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1975
or email at DerekG@HA.com
Mike Gutierrez
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1183
or email at MikeG@HA.com
Mark Jordan
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1187
or email at MarkJ@HA.com
Lee Iskowitz
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1601
or email at LeeI@HA.com
Peter Calderon
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1789
or email at PeterC@HA.com
Jonathan Scheier
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1314
or email at JonathanS@HA.com
Chris Nerat
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1615
or email at ChrisN@HA.com
Rob Rosen
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1767
or email at RRosen@HA.com

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