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    Early 1920's Babe Ruth Original Photograph by Paul Thompson, PSA/DNA Type 1. Stirring portrait of the sport's greatest figure finds Ruth near the start of his glorious Yankees tenure, young and lean, ready to mold the fortunes of the franchise into Championship gold. The man on the other side of the camera is likewise a master at the height of his powers, the author of some of the most compelling baseball images of the Golden Age, of which this is a key representation. The expert interplay of light and shadow, the vision to add an extra Yankees logo in the frame with the hanging sweater at far right to balance the composition, elevate the creation far past simple photojournalism and into the realm of true art. Photo measures 6.5x8.5" and bears Thompson's copyrighting stamp on verso along with his handwritten caption, "In the Dugout- 'Do I get a chance this inning?'" NRMT condition. LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    14th Friday
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