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Lot # 31: 1933 Babe Ruth and Jacob Ruppert, "Salary Dispute at Spring Training" Baseball Card Image

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 24 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "January Collectors Auction 2019",
which ran from 12/30/2018 12:00 PM to
1/12/2019 8:00 PM

1933 Spring training photograph of the biggest name in baseball Babe Ruth and the owner of the Yankees Jacob Ruppert as the two Hall of Famers pose together for a tense photograph during the height of a salary dispute. Ruth wanted $60,000 but Ruppert was offering $50,000. Despite not playing in any games, Ruth was working out with the team just in case they could reach an agreement. A rare photograph from the Associated Press and stamped on the back with a full paper caption, this exact photograph was used to make a baseball card of the two men in 1989 and the card is included in the auction for display. Condition and quality are both pretty nice.

Size: 7x9
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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