Lot # 117: Amazing Babe Ruth Type I Original Charles Conlon c.1920’s Photo - Measures Approx. 5-1/2” x 7-3/4” – PSA Type I LOA

Category: Memorabilia

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall Classic 2017 Auction",
which ran from 9/28/2017 12:00 PM to
10/14/2017 7:00 PM

(LOT 117)
Amazing Babe Ruth Type I Original Charles Conlon c.1920's Photo - Measures Approx. 5-1/2" x 7-3/4" – PSA Type I LOA

One of the "hottest" collecting angles in our illustrious hobby are scarce photos of our National Pastime's greatest players. Synonymous to an uncontrollable tsunami, pricing points for these previously undervalued keepsakes are reaching staggering levels, and most would agree that the most coveted of all players continues to be George Herman Ruth. Whether it is his heralded rookie card, early signatures, game used items or original photos, these time-defying treasures literally "turn back the clock", transcending us back to an era when the "Bambino" turned the baseball world upside down via his unfathomable batting achievements.

Advanced enthusiasts clearly understand his pinnacle standing in baseball history, justifying why this remarkable Charles Conlon Type 1 Babe Ruth portrait image merits the highest hobby accolades. Along with Carl Horner, Paul Thompson, George Grantham Bain and George Burke, the iconic Charles Conlon stands as one of baseball's premier pre-war photographers, with his classic images forever embedded in the minds of advanced baseball enthusiasts. Elite photo collectors surely agree that an original Babe Ruth Conlon image is among the most highly coveted collectible extant, and this truly remarkable offering certainly stands as one of Conlon's finest.

Taken during the 1920's, the stoic Ruth image is absolutely captivating, as the "'Sultan of Swat" seemingly gazes into an unknown future. Measuring approximately 5-1/2" x 7-3/4", the black & white photo reveals incredible contrast and crystal-clear clarity; unquestionably portraying incomprehensible aesthetics that are among the finest we have ever seen on any vintage image. A blistering sharp perimeter, no obtrusive obverse side flaws whatsoever, and remnants of the Underwood & Underwood stamp typically evident on many Conlon photos complete this extraordinary marvel that is accompanied by a PSA LOA clearly depicting it as a Charles Conlon Type 1 image.

Babe Ruth dominated the game of baseball like no other player via his remarkable pitching and hitting exploits, as well as his dynamic persona; and this world-class offering stands as the perfect testament to his unparalleled legacy that will surely "echo for eternity". A museum worthy masterpiece to say the least, no esteemed photo compilation could possibly be considered complete without a "Ruthian" Charles Conlon image, with this ultra-rare portrait illustration standing tall as one of "The Babe's" most fascinating photos! - Full PSA Type I LOA

MIN BID $2,500

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