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    Circa 1918 Babe Ruth Original News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1. Extraordinary photographic portrait ranks among our favorite images of baseball's greatest figure, a captivating study of a man on the precipice of sports immortality. While period photography of the Golden Age slugger has long been highly prized within the collecting community, those images dating to Ruth's early tenure at Fenway carry greatly heightened appeal for their enormous rarity relative to those images dating to the Yankee years when the Babe was the most photographed athlete in America. Only a very small handful of Red Sox photos surface within a typical hobby year, and few that we've seen could compete with this one.

    Looking trim and spry, the Babe lets one rip in this masterful action shot, so expertly rendered that we can almost make out the text on his bat. Some chipping at the edges, and a two-inch closed tear at top center (clear of Ruth's body), will cause almost no distraction when the photo is properly matted and framed. Verso bears "International" news bureau stamping and handwritten editorial text. Dimensions are 8.25x6.25". Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Type 1.

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    May, 2020
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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