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    Circa 1920 Babe Ruth Original Photograph by Paul Thompson, PSA/DNA Type 1. Exceptional image is the work of one of the most esteemed sports photographers of the day, the great Paul Thompson, whose portraits of the great Bambino rank with the most coveted in this vibrant collecting subgenre. While advanced collectors could identify this as a Thompson from the obverse alone, the attribution is assured with his personal studio stamp on reverse. Also found here is a handwritten notation from Thompson himself, who writes, "#3 of the Home Run swing--Bat has met ball and is passing Ruth's shoulders." A holographic sticker from the sale of the "Baseball Magazine" archives is also found on the reverse. Heritage sold another image from this series in our October 19, 2018 auction. Dimensions are 6.5x8.5". Minor border wear, otherwise fine. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Type 1.

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    December, 2020
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
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