1934 ONL Heydler Single-Signed Babe Ruth Baseball  
Lot Number 288
 
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Description

Following a joyous return to the United States after a triumphant goodwill tour of Japan in late 1934, Babe Ruth was inauspiciously released by the New York Yankees. Ruth was incensed by his public humiliation and was determined to prove the Yankees folly, so in 1935 he signed a contact with the Boston Braves. After only 72 at-bats, he realized that his career as a player had ended and walked away from the game he loved, but not before he slugged three homeruns in one of his final Sunday afternoon games - goodbye baseball. Ruth spent just one year in the National League, and during the period he autographed this beautiful Official National League John A. Heydler baseball on the west side panel; the signature and inscription stretch from the side panel to the sweet spot. The signature was scripted in black ink with a steel tip fountain pen and is consistent with a mid-1930s Ruth autograph. The bold signature grades a solid (6) in strength and clarity with the inscription, To John Harvey Cheshire from also rating a (6). The vintage Heydler baseball grades a (7-8) and the solid red stitching dates to 1934. This seldom seen National League Babe Ruth relic is a must have for all collectors. This baseball comes with a full LOA from JSA. 
 
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