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    "Hoping you hit a few homers..."

    Circa 1928 Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Signed Photograph with Fantastic Ruth Inscription. "They didn't get along," explained fellow pinstriped Hall of Famer Tony Lazzeri. "Lou thought Ruth was a big-mouth and Ruth thought Gehrig was cheap. They were both right." Though their personalities couldn't have been more different, the men whose digits were the first to be retired from Yankee service share the manner of athletic immortality reserved for just the highest reaches of the athletic pantheon. Separately, their autographs remain among the most coveted and collectible in the hobby.

    But, together, the appeal and value grows exponentially, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a more intriguing dual-signed artifact than this one, which finds the hard-slugging tandem preparing for a new season beneath the Florida sun. While Gehrig offers up a simple signature, his blue fountain pen ink mellowed to 5/10, the Babe supplies a marvelous inscription in 7/10 black ink: "Hoping you hit a few Homers, From 'Babe' Ruth."

    Verso of photo bears standard, "Thorne Photo--Official Photographer" stamping on verso, and measures to 5x7" in size. We see minor peripheral wear and subtle wrinkles, but nothing that causes any significant distraction. Professional framing completes the dimensions at 13x15". Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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