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Lot # 30: 1927 Babe Ruth, "Portrait on Opening Day" Incredible Underwood Glass Plate Negative

Starting Bid: $25.00

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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier Auction 2021",
which ran from 2/13/2021 7:15 PM to
3/6/2021 8:00 PM

The 1927 season was iconic for both the Yankees and Babe Ruth who blasted a record 60 home runs. The offered incredible glass plate negative captures Ruth just before belting his first homer of the year and was taken by a photographer and Underwood and Underwood. Photo comes with the sleeve from the photographer and the paper caption added to it which mentions Ruth hit his first homer of the season right after this photograph was taken. It is incredible to think that when this image was snapped, Ruth himself was just a few feet away from this negative! One of the greatest images of Ruth ever taken from his most famous season, this negative has a slight white line running through it, as it appears to be a flaw in the glass plate, but it has been digitally fixed for publication and display to the new owner (as seen in the final scan).

Size: 4.25x5.25
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: /5
Quality: /5
Overall Grade: /10

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