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Old 01-27-2018, 01:30 PM
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Default What can you tell me about this Ruth ball?

Visited with my cousin today and she has had the ball below in her possession since her aunt died 20+ years ago. The ball belonged to her auntís brother who got it in person, presumably in the 20ís during a Yankee-Red Sox game at Fenway. Not sure but this is what my cousin was told. What can you folks tell me about this ball and signature???? Thanks in advance for any insight. Also looking to help her with a rough value for insurance purposes.


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Definitely an early 20's signature. It would be nice if it hade some more discernible characteristics, but the font makes it pre 1926.
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Definitely an early 20's signature. It would be nice if it hade some more discernible characteristics, but the font makes it pre 1926.
What font? It's a mid-to-late twenties signature. The quotes around "Babe" date it to 1928 or before. The size of the signature date it to 1926 and after. So, I'd say a three year window.

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What font? It's a mid-to-late twenties signature. The quotes around "Babe" date it to 1928 or before. The size of the signature date it to 1926 and after. So, I'd say a three year window.
The size of the signature dates it. Dates it.
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What font? It's a mid-to-late twenties signature. The quotes around "Babe" date it to 1928 or before. The size of the signature date it to 1926 and after. So, I'd say a three year window.
the font on the ball stamping... it went from block to script like In 25-26
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the font on the ball stamping... it went from block to script like In 25-26
You'd be right, if that was an OAL ball. It's not.
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The size of the signature dates it. Dates it.
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Thanks guys. Any thoughts on a price range for a ball Ike this? Also, any thoughts on the ball itself? Itís not an official ball...but is it a desirable one? Maker?


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David your posts and replies always give the impression that you are the most miserable person in the world. Sad way to live...

Anyway, 100% authentic 1928 or earlier signature. Value roughly $3000-$5000

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$2500-3000. The earlier vintage really doesn't come into play due to condition and other obvious factors.
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