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    1934 Babe Ruth Signed Original News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1. Magnificent signed "Wide World" issue (7x9", NRMT) pictures Ruth with his entire family just before the start of the 1934 season's opening game versus the Philadelphia Athletics at "the house that he built." His daughter Dorothy is shown kissing the Caliph of Clout in the presence of Claire Ruth and daughter Julia. The slugger signs in 9/10 ink across his pinstripe pants and glove.

    With his skills visibly eroding, the Bambino was forced to accept a $17,000 pay cut from the Yanks during his last hurrah with the franchise. While he remained the game's highest player at $35,000 per year, it was his lowest compensation since 1921. Yet despite posting less than Ruthian numbers in 1934, the Babe still made headlines by notching his 700th home run and 2,000th walk, both records. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (autograph). Full LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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