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Lot # 33: 1925 Babe Ruth, "Low Point of Yankee Legend's Life" Incredible Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 37 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "July Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 7/6/2021 1:00 AM to
7/17/2021 8:00 PM

1925 Was the roughest year in the career of Babe Ruth. He feuded with his manager, got sick himself, and caused his wife to have e nervous breakdown at the thought of his constant infidelity. Finally, Mrs. Ruth was unable to take it and tried to rip off her wedding ring after a public affair of Ruth's was announced and in the process she tore open her finger and had to be hospitalized. This is a rare original photograph showing Ruth at her bedside and trying to make amends. A poignant image from quite possibly the lowest point in Ruth's career, issued by Wide World Photos and with a full paper caption on the back. Despite some wear, this is the only example of this image we have ever seen! There is another photo from this visit that shows Ruth himself completely broken down over this sad chapter of his life.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 1.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 6.5/10

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