"Id take out a loan to buy this ball at 4k because I think that'd be a steal."
Yeah anyone with half a brain would... and then turn around and sell it for the 12-20k that it deserves.
This ball wouldn't last 3 minutes on eBay for 4k, it's not even a discussion. He's already had offers of 8-10k all day.
I agree Ryan it would sell real quick for 4k on EBAY.
Thanks, it was a redemption that came with a Milt Pappas Auto ball out of one of those bags from Tristar.
Here is what a 2k Ruth will get you:
Here is what a 5k Ruth will get you:
Here's a 12k Ruth, graded 5 by PSA/DNA, the one in the OP is way better than this:
Thanks Ryan for the pics and comparison.
I'm not an expert on Ruth, you would have to consult William/Randy to see if they can render an opinion on whatever is left of that signature. I would probably look for a signed cut around that price range instead of this ball.
Question on the $2k ball (barely legible first image), I have a near identical ball, but signature is much bolder. Looks like an early sig, and Ruth was known to have changed his signature a bit as he grew into being "the Babe". The R had usually concerned me, but I have found multiple examples of it sifting through thousands of images. The image I use as my avatar is the ball in question. Thoughts, comments... Joined here due to the insight and expertise many of you have shown, as I have been reading. Much appreciate the knowledge you all share
For those interested in seeing how he obtained the ball, the Tri-Star group break is posted on YouTube here: