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Rare 1929 Chicago Cubs ball signed by Babe Ruth highlights Huggins & Scott auction

Baseballs signed by members of the 1929 National League Champion Chicago Cubs are rare. What's even more rare is one also signed by Babe Ruth.

The New York Yankees failed to reach the World Series for the first time in three years in 1929, but home run king Babe Ruth still had a remarkable season, slugging 46 home runs while batting .345 and driving in 154 runs.

Yet, just as remarkably, Ruth signed his name on an official American League baseball along with 18 members of the National League champion Chicago Cubs. The ball is up for bid in the Huggins & Scott holiday auction.

Baseball signed by Babe Ruth and the 1929 Chicago Cubs.

Baseball signed by Babe Ruth and the 1929 Chicago Cubs.

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Few team-signed balls from the 1929 Cubs exist and this may be the only one also signed by Ruth. The Babe’s autograph is shown prominently on the sweet spot, with other autographs featuring Hall of Famers Hack Wilson and Rogers Hornsby.

The Huggins & Scott auction, which runs through Dec. 8, also features a high-grade 1948 Jackie Robinson Leaf rookie card (PSA 7) and a 1909 T206 White Borders Christy Mathewson "White Cap" Pose with Sweet Caporal Back (SGC 8).

1948 Jackie Robinson Leaf rookie card.

1948 Jackie Robinson Leaf rookie card.

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1909 T206 White Borders Christy Mathewson "White Cap" Pose with Sweet Caporal card.

1909 T206 White Borders Christy Mathewson "White Cap" Pose with Sweet Caporal card.

Other auction highlights include: 

• A 1954 Wilson Franks Ted Williams (PSA EX+ 5.5) card.

• A 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates team composite pocket mirror featuring Honus Wagner’s T206 image.

• A 2003-2006 Ichiro Suzuki autographed game-used Mizuno bat (PSA/DNA GU 10).

• A 1998-99 Skybox Premium Basketball Star Rubies #23 Michael Jordan #46/50 (Beckett 8.5).