c.1930s Babe Ruth "Gifting" Bats to Kids - PSA Type 1 Encapsulated Photo Measures Approx. 8" x 10"
This sensational offering measuring approximately 8" x 10" portrays Babe Ruth gifting a bunch of his hallowed bats to six captivated young boys. The Bambino absolutely adored his fan base, especially the young ones who were totally enthralled with this "larger than life" legend, and we can only assume that Ruth ultimately signed these bats for his young admirers. 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!" Ruth's unparalleled affection for children most likely stemmed from his volatile and incorrigible childhood lifestyle that resulted in him being placed in Baltimore's St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys.
No doubt, Ruth held a "soft-spot" for virtually any youth, justifying why he typically would sign autographs or simply spend time speaking with his fascinated admirers. The 8" x 10" offering reveals the "King of Swat" about to hand over his mighty lumber to the anxiously awaiting boys, and you can be sure Ruth also demonstrated the proper hitting technique for the young lads. In fact, the next lot (#1729) substantiates that notion since it pictures the Babe putting on a "mini" hitting clinic for the identical six kids in the same photo shoot. Other than a few stray wrinkles barely visible to the naked eye, the crystal-clear image has defied "Father-Time", standing as a sheer reminder of how this baseball immortal always found the time to provide his youthful fan base with a momentous Ruthian memento they could cherish for an entire lifetime!
MIN BID $300