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    1931 Babe Ruth Signed Photograph by George Burke. It's one of our favorite photographs of the Babe, instantly recognizable as the work of celebrated lensman George Burke, whose photography defines the way we see Depression-era baseball in our mind's eye. Here Ruth leans on his bat in his road greys, intently following the action from the visitor's dugout. He makes use of the lighter tones of his uniform to apply a lengthy black fountain pen ink inscription, which reads, "To The Three Musketeers, Charlie, 'Doc' and Patty, From your friend, Babe Ruth, Nov. 10th 1931." The end of the inscription competes for contrast against the dark background, but all ink is technically 8/10 or better. The 7x9" image is partially affixed to a cardboard mount and has lost a small segment over Ruth's left shoulder, but fortunately this area is clear of the image's focus and Ruth's handwriting. Heritage will be happy to suggest a restoration expert should the winning bidder wish to return the photo to a NRMT appearance, though the piece still presents marvelously as is. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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