of the most prized signatures in the hobby a Babe Ruth
single signed baseball in general is worth about
$6,000.-$10,000. Value may vary based on condition, and
the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature.
A baseball in poor condition with a weak signature could
sell in the $4,000. price range or less, and a minty
baseball with a strong signature could sell in the
$15,000 price range or more. But with all said after
strength of the authenticity that accompanies the
signature will hold the bulk of the value.
A signature with the quotation marks around "Babe"
that typified his pre-1928 autograph will sell at a
higher value as well.
baseball pictured is
a Babe Ruth Autograph signed on a Baseball with
the inscription: "I'll Punch Lou in the
Nose" As you can see, this is a National league, western league ball from when Dale D. Gear was the president. His tenure was from 1926 through 1935 which does not really help to date this ball.
been told by one of the leading
auctioneers in the sports memorabilia industry that this ball was most likely signed in 1927 while on a barnstorming tour because it is a western league ball. Also, by the way
Gehrig signed it, you would have to guess it was early in his career. Click
here to see Lou Gehrig's Autograph Sample from this same
Baseball also with an inscription written by Lou. - or
- Go to
Vintage Baseball Cards
for the full story behind this very unique Baseball.
Signed Baseball Price Guide for values on