It has long been the gospel truth that baseball is beloved in Major League cities, as well as in cities, towns, villages or rural settings in which no big league teams exist. What remains an anomaly is the undying popularity of Babe Ruth that burned sacred well after his playing days. This autographed baseball attests to both aforementioned beliefs. The medium is an unofficial “Tober” sphere that shows apparent use. The Tober plant began producing baseballs in 1938 in Rockville, Connecticut but was immediately “Major League” the moment Ruth decorated one of its orbs with a black-ink fountain pen signature! In its rightful occupancy of the sweet spot, Ruth’s scripting is minimally affected by surface abrasions, yet still maintains (“5-6”) strength and clarity. Full photo LOA from JSA.
Note: while this presents as a single-signed baseball, we note that the JSA LOA cites additional handwriting of an unknown origin.