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    Circa 1920 Babe Ruth Photograph by Paul Thompson. Perhaps the finest portrait photo we've ever encountered of a young Babe Ruth during his earliest days with the franchise he would come to personify. The remarkable clarity and quality of the 6.5x8.5" image should come as no surprise to educated collectors of vintage baseball photography, as it is the work of esteemed lensman Paul Thompson, whose stamp is found on verso. Even more thrilling is a handwritten pencil notation from Thompson himself, who writes, "A 'Babe' Study, Pleased with his day's performance." Certainly equal in quality to lot 19536 in our October 2006, a Ruth Red Sox photo achieving a price of $17,925, this personal photographer's copy of one of the Babe's most famous portraits should spark a serious battle among the hobby's top photography collectors. Only the very lightest of edge and corner wear, otherwise NRMT-MT.

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    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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