I have a friend who showed me a baseball signed by Babe Ruth the other day. The ball was signed in 1927 (engraved on stand) and is sitting on a small trophy like pedestal with the ball enclosed in a plastic covering. I believe the kid who originally got the ball won a contest and got to spend some time one weekend with Babe Ruth. I think it has some other type of authentification but not sure what. The ball looks to be in very good shape.