Vintage Signed Baseball Takes a Powder

He had a piece of history in his hands once, but now the mayor of one Canadian city is mourning the loss of a baseball signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and other 1930s luminaries.

At the time, it was just a nice gift.

Something for a British Columbia Little League to be proud of.

A 1930s autographed baseball carried names every baseball fan would recognize and it came to the league’s officers with no strings attached. The intention of the new caretakers was good, but they weren’t vigilant. Then someone with a keen eye may have grabbed it without asking and no one noticed until it was too late.

It’s disappearance has made the man who originally received it feel a little sick…about the value and what it represented.

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