Lot # 460: Babe Ruth Original Type I c.1920’s Photo – Measures Approx. 7-1/2” x 9-1/2” Photo – Full PSA Type I LOA

Category: Photos

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 21 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Break Rarities Auction 2019",
which ran from 3/14/2019 4:00 PM to
4/6/2019 7:00 PM

(LOT 460)
Babe Ruth Original Type I c.1920's Photo – Measures Approx. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" Photo – Full PSA Type I LOA

This sensational offering measuring approximately 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" portrays Babe Ruth signing a hoard of baseballs for his infinite-like fan base. While Ruth unquestionably stands as our National Pastime's greatest all-time player, likewise, he arguably resides as the "king of the hill" with regards to the number of baseballs he signed throughout his storied career. Simply stated, the Bambino absolutely adored his admiring fans, especially the young ones who were totally captivated with this "larger than life" legend.

It is said that Ruth virtually never denied an autograph seeker, and even his best friend, Hall of Famer Waite Hoyt clearly stated: "I must have seen "Babe" sign over 10,000 baseballs!" The photo itself depicts extraordinary contrast and clarity, with some surface shadowing, upper corner chips and stray creases not impeding the critical central image that reveals Ruth about to sign 50 baseballs (yes ...we counted all of them!) including the one in his hand that he was scripting at the time this photo was taken. A remarkable heirloom from Ruth's early Yankee playing days, it serves as a sheer reminder of how this baseball immortal spent a countless number of hours to provide his enthralled fan base with a Ruthian memento they could cherish for years to come! - Full PSA Type I LOA

MIN BID $300


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