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    1933 Babe Ruth & Duke Kahanamoku Signed Photograph, PSA/DNA Mint 9. Today he is best known as "The Father of Surfing," but in his time the native-born Hawaiian gained international renown as the first superstar of the sport of swimming, with three Gold and two Silver medals earned at the 1912, 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games. As the most famous athlete on the Hawaiian islands, it made perfect sense that Kahanamoku would greet the most famous athlete in the world when the 1934 Baseball Tour of Japan stopped to visit the far-flung archipelago during the team's Pacific crossing.

    The legendary pair poses beside an outrigger canoe against a scenic backdrop in this 5x7" image, each signing along the lower edge. Kahanamoku's blue ink rates 8/10, while Ruth's black fountain pen autograph is a bona fide 10/10. Photo itself exhibits no flaws of note and is dated in an unknown hand on verso. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Mint 9.


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