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    1934 Babe Ruth Signed Tour of Japan Photograph. His New York Yankees years behind him, and only the sad sideshow of a farewell season with the last place Boston Braves ahead, the great Bambino provided his final (and arguably his greatest) gift to the sport of baseball with his participation in the historic 1934 Tour of Japan. No other single endeavor has done so much to expand the reach of our National Pastime, and the journey continues to pay dividends three quarters of a century later as superstar talent like Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui make their marks in the Major Leagues. Artifacts deriving from this voyage across the Pacific hold special appeal to the educated collector, and rightfully so. This was the type of photo Ruth gave away during the Tour, autographed at the bottom with 8/10 strength in this instance. Two creases snake horizontally across the image, but the aesthetics remain strong nonetheless. Dimensions 3.5x4.5". Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2013
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