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    1948 "The Babe Bows Out" Ticket Stub from Ruth's Final Yankee Stadium Appearance. The moment is documented in one of the most famous sports photographs ever created, Nat Fein's Pulitzer Prize-winning study of mortality and immortality. Just two months before terminal cancer claimed the greatest name in American sports, Babe Ruth accepted his heartbreaking final ovation on the ground where he had transformed the game of baseball, and directed the New York Yankees upon its trajectory to the pinnacle of American sport. In his first appearance at his House, the Babe christened the ground with a game-winning home run, but on this date his mighty bat had been transformed into a cane, and his number "3" pinstripes fluttered against his gaunt frame.

    Here we present an important relic from that sold out event in the Bronx marking both the retirement of that jersey and the Silver Anniversary of the House that Ruth Built. Though over sixty thousand flooded the Stadium for a last glimpse at the once mighty Bambino, the known population of stubs from the game could be counted on a single hand. This one presents in VG condition, with the fan's handwritten notations appearing on front and verso. Encapsulated "Authentic" by PSA.


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    November, 2015
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