[ Sporting Memorabilia (Autographs) ] 0 Authenticated 2214330 1940's Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball. The Alpha and Omega in sports artifact collecting, the beginning and the end. The value of the Ruth single has continued to rise with the consistency of the morning sun, so educated collectors hardly even see the purchase of one as an expense--rather an investment, a conversion of liquid capital into something akin to a blue chip stock or bond, though with a far greater emotional appeal. And while any investment in a Ruth piece is a wise one, the smartest money is on high-grade autographs such as this. Lesser specimens are more likely to trade hands several times over a lifetime, whereas balls like the one offered here tend to find a home for years, even generations, so that the supply of available top-end singles continues to wane. So if you have the capital to invest, we would suggest that you consider this cream-toned OAL (Harridge) ball with the unmistakable 9/10 black ink signature of the game's greatest figure on the sweet spot. Place it in an airtight container in your bank's safe deposit box, or lock it behind UV-resistant glass in your office or den. It will make money for you right before your eyes. It's the safest bet in the market. LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/ PSA DNA.