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    Circa 1918 Babe Ruth Original Snapshot Photograph. It's one of the finest photographic portraits of the Babe in a Red Sox uniform we've ever encountered, and that's an opinion that we reach even in the absence of any consideration of its singular rarity. The vast majority of photos of Ruth from this (or any) era were printed in many multiples, shot either for news services or promotional materials. This, however, is a one-of-one snapshot--you will never see another example. The young pitcher strikes a heroic pose for a fan in the stands as pre-game warm-ups take place behind him. The original owner identifies the subject in block lettering at lower border; otherwise there are no markings on front or verso. Dimensions are 3.5x6". Encapsulated "Type 1 Snapshot Photo, Authentic" by BGS.

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