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Lot # 2: 1920 Babe Ruth, "First Year Yankees Slugger Takes on Another Champion" Photo by Paul Thompson!

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 31 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "December Premier Auction 2016",
which ran from 11/28/2016 12:00 AM to
12/10/2016 8:00 PM



Original 1920 or 1921 image of Babe Ruth in uniform and taking a swing at the Polo Grounds in full uniform. He could do it all on the diamond so the Yankees had to come up with new ideas and gimmicks to test his super human abilities. Here we see Ruth squaring off in a pre-game exhibition against champion surf caster Harold Lentz at the Polo Grounds. We have no idea what the contest was, but we bet Ruth won! A special image in beautiful condition overall which captures Ruth still in a slender youthful period of his life wearing a uniform the Yankees only used for two seasons. Taken by one of the most important photographers of all time Paul Thompson and stamped on the back, this is a special image of Ruth and the combination makes for one of the better images of him we have ever offered!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

 

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