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    1937 Babe Ruth Signed Photograph--Only Posed Photo of Ruth, Gehrig & DiMaggio together.

    While the glorious Yankee triumvirate of numbers three, four and five can be spotted in several of the photographs snapped during Gehrig's tearful 1939 farewell, we believe this to be the only image of those pinstriped icons in which all stand together to pose for a photographer. The event that brought together an array of the Big Apple's most illustrious ballplayers was the presentation of the Babe's "All-America Certificates--the top row finds (left to right) Lou Gehrig, Red Rolfe, Carl Hubbell, Babe Ruth, Dick Bartell, Red Ruffing and Joe DiMaggio. We also find legendary sports agent Christy Walsh at center of the bottom row.

    But, for most here, the top appeal is the inscription at lower left from the great Bambino, his 8/10 black fountain pen ink reading, "To My young friend Jimmy Patterson, From Babe Ruth." Photo edges show wear and tack holes, but a simple matting and framing should obscure the vast majority of these issues. Dimension are 9.75x13.75". Piece was purchased directly from the family of the recipient. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    October, 2019
    17th-25th Thursday-Friday
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