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    1942 Babe Ruth Signed Oversized Photograph from "The Pride of the Yankees" Filming. Though the Babe and the Iron Horse shared an uneasy relationship throughout their shared pinstriped tenure, the tragic revelation of 1939 brought an immediate thaw, and photos of Ruth embracing his old teammate shortly after his Independence Day farewell speech, and another of a forlorn legend at the foot of Gehrig's casket two years later, speak to the unbreakable bond of brothers in arms.

    Add this marvelous photo to that list of heart-warming and heart-breaking images, snapped by an official Metro-Goldwyn Mayer studio photographer on the set of a Gary Cooper blockbuster that would debut in 1942 as "The Pride of the Yankees." Our consignor reports that this photographer was dating his aunt at the time, a connection that bore fruit for the young fan is the form of this oversized (10x13") batting pose neatly scripted with the inscription, "To my friend Billy Sears, From Babe Ruth." Black fountain pen ink rates a solid 7/10, and the photo is affixed to a cardboard mount stamped "Wm. Gillespie Hollywood." Some staining at and chipping at upper left remain confined to the mount, leaving the photo itself free of all but the most inconsequential wear. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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