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Lot # 612: Bold Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball (PSA 8 Signature)

Category: Ruth and Gehrig

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 31 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer Classic 2022",
which ran from 8/28/2022 7:00 PM to
9/17/2022 10:00 PM

"I swing big with everything I've got," said Babe Ruth. "I hit big or miss big. I like to live as big as I can." No truer words were ever spoken. The Babe hit big, he pitched big. And when he signed baseballs, he did that big, too. The offered baseball has a very bold Babe Ruth signature on the sweet spot. Is the Babe the baseball GOAT, the greatest of all-time? Look at his record. The Bambino led the American League in ERA in 1916 with a miniscule 1.75 earned run average. He led the American League in batting average as well, with a .378 batting average in 1924. Along the way, he bashed 714 home runs, hit .342 lifetime, and had a pitching record of 94-46, a winning percentage of .671, and a career ERA of 2.28, and he got even better in the clutch. He once held the World Series record for pitching consecutive scoreless innings with 29.2, He still holds the records for the highest lifetime slugging percentage in history (.690) and the all-time OPS record, an incredible 1.164. The Babe struck out 1,330 times in his career, a huge total for his era, but the Babe said, "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." The fear of striking out never did get in the Babe's way. "What did I think about after I struck out?" said the Sultan of Swat. "I think about hitting home runs." The Babe's signature is graded an 8 by PSA. The unofficial ball has a light coat of shellac and is off-white. The ball comes with a full PSA letter, and a PSA sticker with coding number affixed. Babe Ruth was simply larger than life, and this is a great Babe Ruth ball to own.

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