Lot # 1717: 1927 Babe Ruth in Dugout Photo - PSA Type 1 Encapsulated First National Pictures - Measures Approx. 8” x 10” - Christy Walsh Estate LOA

Category: Photos

Starting Bid: $400.00

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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 1717)
1927 Babe Ruth in Dugout Photo - PSA Type 1 Encapsulated First National Pictures - Measures Approx. 8" x 10" - Christy Walsh Estate LOA

To commemorate Babe Ruth's overwhelming baseball dominance stemming from his magical 60-homer campaign, First National Pictures produced the popular "Babe Comes Home" in 1927 that starred Ruth himself and as well as Anna Nilsson. Produced by Ted Wilde & Christy Walsh, this silent sports comedy film added additional luster to Ruth's already unparalleled fame, serving as the perfect marketing tool for First National Pictures.

This outstanding 8" x 10" PSA Type 1 offering reflects the Bambino sitting on a dugout bench with his teammates as he dons his classic "Babe Comes Home" movie flannels. Sensational contrast and clarity "steals the show", with the only notable flaws being two right corner chips as well as the lower left corner being secured by a small piece of tape on the verso. The lower border includes a studio caption that reads: "BABE COMES HOME A FIRST NATIONAL PICTURE", with two studio logos affixed to each side of the caption, the final superlative for a most significant illustration issued during Ruth's iconic 1927 campaign! - Includes a Letter of Provenance from the Christy Walsh Estate

MIN BID $400
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