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Lot # 38: 1944 Babe Ruth, "The Bambino Gets a Smoke IN THE HOSPITAL" Tragic Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "May Collectors Auction 2020",
which ran from 5/23/2020 11:00 PM to
6/6/2020 8:00 PM

In 1948 Babe Ruth died of a throat ailment and while it is unsure exactly the nature of the disease, it is clear that his smoking was a major contributor to the problem and his early death. These factors make this 1944 photograph of Ruth in the hospital but still smoking his pipe a tragic reminder at the frailty of life and the legacy of Ruth. Issued by the International News and stamped on the back with a full paper caption.

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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