1923 Babe Ruth at Grand Opening of Yankee Stadium News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1. This might be our favorite Ruth photo of all time, a single image that simultaneously documents both the humanity and the mythos of the sport's greatest figure. In the foreground, the greatest slugger of his age squats to the level of his youthful doppelganger, exhibiting the limitless affection for the youth that was his trademark. In the background, the patriotic bunting marks one of the most significant occasions in Yankees franchise history, the 1923 Grand Opening of The House that Ruth Built. Editorial handwriting on verso reads, "Babe & The Kid Opening the Yankee Stadium, 4/15/23." The very light stamping of the news organization and the remnants of a paper caption appear on reverse. Some wear to the edges of the 8x10" image must be reported, but our catalog imagery should convey that these distractions are minor. Sticker on reverse reveals that this photo derives from the 1996 sale of the "Baseball Magazine" archives. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Type 1.

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