Highlight of upcoming Vintage Sports Collectibles Signature Auction will definitely be unique 1921 Babe Ruth Home Run Baseball. Conducted by Heritage, auction will be held on May 3-5, 2012. This memorabilia is tied with the date July 12, 1921, which is considered as one of the biggest date in baseball history, when Babe Ruth crowned the Home Run King.
On that day Babe Ruth hit his career’s 136th house operate and 33rd of the time, when the Yankees visited the St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park. The most noteworthy milestone of that season is represented by this sphere, which pulled the Babe even with Roger Connor’s career record of 136 home runs with his 1st homer of the game, and with his 2nd – the ball Heritage is auctioning, with the estimated price of $50,000-up – he became the king.!
The red and blue stitched OAL (Johnson) sphere exhibits strong game use and is notated in vintage ink across the sweet spot, Hit by Babe Ruth at St. Louis, His 33 Home Run Season 1921.
The owner of this ball was 93 year old D. Berkeley Smith of Waterloo, Iowa. He received the ball as a teenager from his uncle, Roy Stanley Trafton, who was at the game in St. Louis in 1921. [Heritage Auctions]