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    1931 Babe Ruth Original News Service Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1. Babe Ruth elevated the game of baseball when it needed someone the most. Following the 1919 Black Sox scandal, baseball was in dire straits. It just so happened that the Red Sox decided to sell one of their most important players to the New York Yankees. Being too valuable as just a pitcher, Ruth became an everyday player and Yankees championships were eventually realized. The Curse of the Bambino lasted 86 years.

    Ruth was the most photographed ballplayer of his time. Fans flocked to stadiums to get a glimpse of the pinstriped great. This 9.25x7.25" photo rivals any we have seen of baseball's biggest name. Settled into the dugout just before Opening Day, Ruth is selecting his lumber of choice. The photo is crystal clear and shows Ruth during the latter stages of his dominance. The reverse has a typed caption, "Apr 25 1931" stamp and "Acme Newspictures" service stamp. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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    February, 2020
    29th Saturday
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