Lot # 1693: c.1920s Babe Ruth “Batting” PSA Type 1 Encapsulated American League Service Bureau Photo – Measures Approx. 5” x 7 – Incl. PSA Type 1 LOA

Category: Photos

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall Rarities Auction 2021",
which ran from 9/25/2021 12:00 PM to
10/9/2021 7:00 PM

(LOT 1693)
c.1920s Babe Ruth "Batting" PSA Type 1 Encapsulated American League Service Bureau Photo Measures Approx. 5" x 7 Incl. PSA Type 1 LOA

New York Yankee Babe Ruth photos from his pre-1930 playing days continue to rise in value, with these highly coveted keepsakes highly sought-after by the hobby's elite enthusiasts. After the Yankees virtually "stole" the Bambino from the Boston Red Sox before the 1920 season, Ruth would become New York's starting right fielder due to his uncanny slugging prowess. The "Babe" would not disappoint his adoring New York fan base by walloping an incredible 54 round-trippers his inaugural 1920 campaign, following that up by clouting 59 homers his second season. Ruth was here to stay, and he would eventually break that 59-dinger record by reaching the "60-homer" mark in his exalted 1927 campaign. Photos from Ruth's 1920 Yankee playing days are widely sought-after by the collecting community, especially when they portray him swinging his mighty lumber.

That said, presented here is an outstanding c.1920's Babe Ruth batting image revealing the "Sultan of Swat" finishing his mighty swing as he dons his road gray flannels. Measuring approximately 5" x 7", this classic image depicts crystal clear clarity and spectacular contrast as the "Babe" finishes his iconic swing, most likely utilizing a colossal piece of 40-ounce lumber. No obtrusive flaws are evident, with some modest blemishes being a few barely noticeable stray wrinkles, diminutive etching along the upper left border and an area of soiling affixed to the central top border. The final stamp of approval is the flip side's critical American League Service Bureau credit stamp that validates its ironclad Type 1 authenticity. Babe Ruth mementos from his 1920s Yankee playing days are among the most desirable collectibles in the hobby, and this truly sensational batting illustration of the "Bambino" effectively transcends time to Ruth's early Yankee playing days!

MIN BID $500

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