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    1927 Babe Ruth Original Photograph by Nickolas Muray, PSA/DNA Type 2. Only Nat Fein's fabled "The Babe Bows Out" is more famous when it comes to Ruth photography, and this gorgeous creation by Nickolas Muray captures the legend at the height of his powers, during the storied season of 1927. We love the light and dark split of the background, which seems to speak to the duality of this complicated superstar, both brilliant and troubled.

    Type 1 originals of this image are unknown, and would garner a solid five-figure price if one were to surface. Until then, this is the best model available, a Type 2 struck from the original glass plate negative shortly after Ruth's passing in 1948. Label on back is from The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Magazine. Photo measures 8x10" in size and presents wonderfully, with only light, insignificant edge and corner wear confined entirely to the white border area. LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 2.


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    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
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