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    1931 Babe Ruth & His Wife Claire Signed Photograph. A month after a collision with Red Sox catcher Charlie Berry when trying to score on a sacrifice fly, the Babe and his wife thank the Boston doctor that looked after the injured slugger. A rather charming photograph of the couple is inscribed first by Claire, "To Dr. Francis Newton, Thanks for your kindness to Babe, Claire Ruth, May 22nd, 1931," and then by the Babe himself, who writes "To a great fellow Dr. Francis Newton, From Babe Ruth, May 22nd, 1931." Claire's inscription has lightened ever so slightly to an 8.5/10 quality, but the Babe remains as bold and dark as the day the photo was signed, a legitimate 10/10. The photo (7x9.5") itself is equally flawless, and presents beautifully in the tasteful mat and frame that bring the final dimensions of the piece to 15x18". LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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