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Lot # 30: 1922 Babe Ruth Becomes a Father, "Dorothy Announced to the World" with Baseball Bat

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "May Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 5/18/2021 12:00 AM to
6/5/2021 8:00 PM

The story of Dorothy Ruth is one of sadness and tragedy at first, but ultimately one of triumph. She was the biological daughter of Ruth and his mistress, a woman named Juanita Jennings. She was brought to Ruth's attention in 1922 in an embarrassing public revelation of Ruth's infidelity. He stepped up however and became a fine father to her. The offered image is the photograph used to announce Dorothy to the world and is a rare piece of Ruth history. Issued by Underwood and Underwood and stamped on the back with some pinholes from editorial use as well.

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 1.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 6.5/10

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