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Amid the antiques, jewelry and collectibles that walked into an appraisal fair held in Florida recently was a little piece of baseball history.

Penny Bessire was looking for items to take with her to the event, a fundraiser for the library system in and around Stuart, Florida.  She decided at the last minute to bring along an old baseball.

Faded, scuffed and not really mint, it did have one thing going for it.

Babe Ruth’s autograph.

The story of where her late husband got the ball seems curious.  Cincinnati wasn’t in the American League in 1926.

The ball, though, is the real thing, according to a story in the local paper.