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Lot # 97: 1931 Buzz Arlett, "Babe Ruth of Minor Leagues" Phillies Dugout Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "September Collectors Auction 2020",
which ran from 9/20/2020 12:00 AM to
10/3/2020 8:00 PM

The "Babe Ruth" of the minor leagues spent only one season in the Major Leagues in 1931 with the Phillies, he had a good season batting .303 but was regarded as a "poor fielder" and never again played at the highest level. If ever there was a player that should have been born in a different era it was Arlett. Had he been born a few decades later and benefited from the advent of the designated hitter he likely would have been a fixture at the major league level. Images of Arlett with the Phillies are very difficult to find and this is a nice one from the International News. Photo has been glued to some extra paper by a newspaper archive but it is completely original and beautiful.

Size: 3.75x6.75
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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