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Lot # 5: 1928 Babe Ruth and Jim Bottomley, "Home Run Champs Meet in World Series"

Starting Bid: $15.00

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Item was in Auction "MEGA Collectors Auction 2020",
which ran from 4/23/2020 1:45 AM to
5/9/2020 8:00 PM

Rarely do the home run champions in the American and National League collide for ultimate supremacy in the World Series, but just such a thing happened in 1928 when Jim Bottomley of the Cardinals (31 homers) and Babe Ruth of the Yankees (54 homers) met in the fall classic. They are seen here offering congratulations on being the kings of the world before their clash. Ruth and the Yankees would win the series, and the Babe would cement his place as home run champ as he hit three more homers to Bottomley's one. A really beautiful image of the Babe and this is one of only examples of Ruth and Bottomley together at the Series we have seen (only one known of this pose). Issued by Underwood and Underwood and stamped on the back with a paper caption as well.

Size: 5.25x7.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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