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Lot # 44: 1948 Babe Ruth, "Bows Out of Baseball" Large Iconic Photo by Harry "Chunky" Harris

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 33 (Bid History)

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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

In one of the most important moments in baseball history, Harry "Chunky" Harris of the Associated Press was there. Perched next to Nat Fein in a weird position BEHIND a baseball icon as he said goodbye, he perfectly snapped Babe Ruth as he addressed Yankee Stadium shortly before his death. A large example with perfect clarity, this is an oversized version of this photo and only the second example of this photo from Harris that we have ever seen that is both off the original negative and within the right time frame, making it an important piece of baseball photography. Despite being blank backed, we feel based on the paper and quality of the gelatin photography used, this is absolutely a late 1940's example of this image! This is also the largest example of this photograph we have seen and the quality despite being enlarged is fantastic solidifying that it is off the original negative.

Size: 6.25x10.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8/10

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