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Lot # 48: 1948 Babe Ruth, "Steps into Batters Box at Yankee Stadium for the Final Time"

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 36 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer Premier Auction 2019",
which ran from 7/14/2019 11:30 PM to
8/3/2019 8:00 PM

Lost in the mystic of the famous "Babe Bows Out" Pulitzer Prize winning photograph are the other events surrounding Babe Ruth's final appearance in uniform at Yankee Stadium. There were gifts, old friends reuniting, a speech, and one final trip into the batters box to show the form that made him a legend. Here Ruth is photographed from behind showing his uniform number (just like Nat Fein did a few moments later) as he holds the bat and poses like he is about to hit one final homer! A vintage silver gelatin original in pretty nice shape, this is the only example of this photo we have ever seen and it presents perfectly clear. An important piece of baseball history offered here for the first time ever.

Size: 4x5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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