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    Circa 1930 Babe Ruth Signed Oversized "Baseball Magazine" Premium. Two masters of their respective crafts join forces here, creating a keepsake for the ages. The photograph's subject is one of the most recognizable in the history of athletic competition, the great Babe Ruth, captured near the height of his legendary powers.

    On the other side of the camera was esteemed photographer Charles Conlon. Between 1904 and 1942, there was no more skilled or dedicated biographer of our national pastime than Conlon, whose work serves as the primary visual record of Major League Baseball in the early half of the twentieth century. From imagery populating early Reach and Spalding guides to syndicated newspaper photography to iconic trading cards spanning the days of tobacco to bubble gum, the work of Conlon permeates the historical paper trail of the most glorious decades of baseball, almost always uncredited, the life's work of a man both anonymous and intimately familiar.

    Here his work appears as an oversized (12x8.25") paper premium issued through "Baseball Magazine." The Babe's black fountain pen ink signature rates 8/10 in the lower left quadrant of the image. Three horizontal fold lines suggest this autograph was acquired through the mail, but they do little to distract the eye, and the piece is otherwise free of any notable flaws. A simple framing job would turn this into a truly impressive showpiece. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    August, 2020
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
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