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    1920 Babe Ruth Original Photograph from Baseball Magazine Archives, PSA/DNA Type 1 - Image Used for 1933 R306 Butter Cream Card! Perhaps the finest portrait photo we've ever encountered of a young Babe Ruth during his earliest days with the franchise he would come to personify. The remarkable clarity and quality of the 7.25x9.5" image should come as no surprise to educated collectors of vintage baseball photography, as it was ensconced in the Baseball Magazine archives for decades, with an "International" stamp, pencil notation and all-important "Original Baseball Magazine" hologram on the reverse.

    An outstanding image in and of itself, it is further enhanced by the fact it was used for one of the rarest and most coveted Ruth trading cards ever produced, the 1933 R306 Butter Cream. It should spark a serious battle among the hobby's top photography and vintage card collectors. To be clear, this is not just the same image, but the actual print of the image edited for the production of that set. We should also mention that the entire Butter Cream set, including the ultra-rare Ruth, is likewise on offer in this Platinum Night event.

    Mild edge wear, chipped left corner, and light discoloration occurring during the printing process can all be easily overlooked when one takes into account the vintage, artistic mastery, and future destiny this image boasts. A profoundly significant photograph from Babe Ruth's first season in New York and later service in one of his rarest cards. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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