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    1920 Babe Ruth Sold to New York Yankees Original News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1. We all know that any photograph of the Babe in the uniform of the Boston Red Sox is an instant winner, but this one ups the ante considerably due to the caption on the back, dated "1/21/20," that discusses his historic sale to the New York Yankees. It's also one of the very few photographs of the Babe with his first wife Helen, who Ruth met and married in his first months of his Boston residence in 1914. Ruth's daughter Dorothy, born in 1920, would not learn until 1980 that Helen was not her biological mother, but instead was adopted by the couple after the Babe's mistress Juanita Jennings gave birth to her. Helen would die tragically in a house fire in 1929.

    The photo exhibits a few editorial pencil markings on obverse, as well as tack holes at the corners and a small degree of soiling and general storage wear, none of which cause any significant distraction. Verso bears aforementioned paper caption, "Underwood & Underwood" stamping, more editorial markings, and a sticker indicating it was sold in the famous 1996 auction of photography from the "Baseball Magazine" archives. Size is 9.5x7". Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2020
    29th Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
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