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Lot # 43: 1945 Babe Ruth, "Relegated to a Side Show" The Bambino in Maine to Referee a Wrestling Match

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 12/27/2021 4:00 PM to
1/15/2022 8:00 PM

In 1945 Babe Ruth was relegated to a side show in Main of all places as he was recruited for name recognition to referee a wrestling match in Portland. While in the city he was reunited with a former Red Sox teammate Harry Lord. A weird and sad image as it shows how far Ruth had fallen near the end of his life. Issued by the Associated Press and with a full paper caption the back, the image presents well with some chipping and creasing from news-room use.

Size: 7x9
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8/10

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