1932 World Series Inscribed Baseball with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Autographs 
Lot Number 1027
 
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The 1932 New York Yankees swept their way past the Chicago Cubs in a World Series marked by fierce arguments and the birth of a popular urban legend. During the fifth inning of Game 3, Babe Ruth belted an unfortunate Charlie Root pitch deep into the Wrigley Field afternoon, a feat allegedly predicted by the aging star earlier in his at bat. When asked about the “called shot”, Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig remarked, “"What do you think of the nerve of that big monkey. Imagine the guy calling his shot and getting away with it." The offered Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig signed baseball is a glorious memento attributed to the 1932 Fall Classic and these two icons. This blue-and-red stitched OML sphere is lightly inscribed World Series New York Yankees-Chicago Cubs 1932 on the south panel in blue ink. The legendary Ruth (d.1948) penned the sweet spot (“4”), while Gehrig (d.1941) endorsed the east panel (“3”). Although the ball reveals extensive wear, including scuffing, soiling, contusions and other abrasions, this artifact still presents quite well. Auction COA from James Spence Authentications. 
 
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