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    Michael Stepper did you finally hit the big one?

    Several of us had been watching this card for quite awhile and I notice that it sold this morning..
    @michaelstepper did you hit the lottery?


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    I wish! beautiful card, I wonder if it actually sold or it was marked as such. NO way in my opinion it sells for anywhere near that.
    If I ever hit it my friends at FCB are getting a huge giveaway.

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    Maybe someone used their EBAY Bucks!


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    When I think of all the really nice Ruth autographs out there, that price astonishes me!!!
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    This irritates me. They took a relic (the baseball) with an iconic signature on it and cut it up to glue a piece into a cheap-looking card. Stupid! That would be like cutting up the Wright Brothers' first plane so that they could put pieces of it in packs of cards. Destroy an iconic piece of memorabilia so that someone can boast that they have a small fragment. It's blasphemous toward everything that memorabilia collecting stands for. Why not cut up the Bowman Ohtani 1/1 superfractor auto so that more than 1 person could have a piece of it? Or the PSA 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle?
    It's sad because this can't be undone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Letch77 View Post
    This irritates me. They took a relic (the baseball) with an iconic signature on it and cut it up to glue a piece into a cheap-looking card. Stupid! That would be like cutting up the Wright Brothers' first plane so that they could put pieces of it in packs of cards. Destroy an iconic piece of memorabilia so that someone can boast that they have a small fragment. It's blasphemous toward everything that memorabilia collecting stands for. Why not cut up the Bowman Ohtani 1/1 superfractor auto so that more than 1 person could have a piece of it? Or the PSA 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle?
    It's sad because this can't be undone.
    It's not like he only signed 1 baseball in his career.. So it's not like shredding an Othani 1/1 Superfractor..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letch77 View Post
    This irritates me. They took a relic (the baseball) with an iconic signature on it and cut it up to glue a piece into a cheap-looking card. Stupid! That would be like cutting up the Wright Brothers' first plane so that they could put pieces of it in packs of cards. Destroy an iconic piece of memorabilia so that someone can boast that they have a small fragment. It's blasphemous toward everything that memorabilia collecting stands for. Why not cut up the Bowman Ohtani 1/1 superfractor auto so that more than 1 person could have a piece of it? Or the PSA 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle?
    It's sad because this can't be undone.
    I understand the sentiment, but with a Babe Ruth baseball, it doesn’t have any specific historical significance other than the signature, and there are thousands and thousands of Babe Ruth signed baseballs out there. I am sure this one came from a ball that had other signatures on it and was not in particularly good shape.

    For me, this is much less egregious than cutting up a rare game used item


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    bad to say there's supposedly a Ty Cobb 1/1 , mantle amd dimaggio out there too?
    first year for these as well, go big.
    following years had more mantle, DiMaggio and Ted Williams.
    Ruth doesn't appear again until 2007 immortal as a 1/1 as well as gehrig!
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    and it's been re-listed.. the $3 shipping is a deal breaker.
    Look at this on eBay
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F362375145194
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    Quote Originally Posted by Letch77 View Post
    This irritates me. They took a relic (the baseball) with an iconic signature on it and cut it up to glue a piece into a cheap-looking card. Stupid! That would be like cutting up the Wright Brothers' first plane so that they could put pieces of it in packs of cards. Destroy an iconic piece of memorabilia so that someone can boast that they have a small fragment. It's blasphemous toward everything that memorabilia collecting stands for. Why not cut up the Bowman Ohtani 1/1 superfractor auto so that more than 1 person could have a piece of it? Or the PSA 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle?
    It's sad because this can't be undone.
    Not really a big deal to me. Your comparison to the Wright Brothers first plane being cut into pieces and put into packs of cards only makes sense if the ball itself had any sort of major significance. Like if it was the ball he connected with for his first major league hit or home run. Or to a lesser degree, if it were simply a ball that was tied to a specific ball game in which he played. Otherwise, it's just a random item (piece of paper, a child's t-shirt, a ladies undergarments) signed by Ruth that was made into a card.

    However, while it may not bother me I do understand why even something like that (random item he signed made into a cut auto card) angers people. I just don't think the comparison to the Wright Brothers first plane works because in that specific case it was the plane itself that has significance while with a random ball signed by Ruth, it's only the signature that is significant. Also, there are tens of thousands of random items signed by Babe Ruth but there is only one (obviously) "first built" plane by the Wright Brothers.
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