Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig 1927 Signed Baseball Rare "Louis" Signature PSA & JSA COA
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were on opposite sides during their 1927 Barnstorming tour to put on some of the most star-studded exhibition matches in baseball history. The Bustin' Babes and Larrupin' Lou's was the brainchild of Christy Walsh, who was Ruth and Gehrig's longtime agent. In 1927, Walsh, in order to capitalize on the excitement generated by the duo's season-long home-run duel, arranged to have the pair tour the country right after the World Series. The tour, heralded as "Ruth vs. Gehrig - The Battle For The Home Run Title Continues," began in New York and made its way across the country, ending in California.
This ball is a Spalding manufactured Official National League baseball. Ruth signed the sweet spot in black ink. Gehrig signed on the North panel in a rare full name variation as “Louis Gehrig”with an inscription that reads “To my friend Anne from” and the date “Oct. 17, 1927”. An incredibly rare offering of Gehrig signing as “Louis Gehrig” along with Ruth. Accompanied by a Full LOA from JSA and PSA/DNA.