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Lot # 41: 1927 Babe Ruth, "Hires Personal Trainer to Get in Shape for Big Season" Rare Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 4/27/2022 4:00 AM to
5/14/2022 8:00 PM

Today it is common for athletes to have their own trainers, chefs, and other personal assistants. When Babe Ruth was given his own "personal" trainer in 1927, it was big news! He was both attempting to get in shape for the upcoming baseball season but also for his role in his upcoming Hollywood film! The trainer was named Artie McGovern and he is shows here giving Ruth a hot drink while he was all wrapped up in blankets in an attempt to sweat off some pounds! One of the most interesting images of Ruth from his epic 1927 season that we have ever seen, this is a Type 1 image from Fotograms and with a full paper caption on the back.

Size: 6x8
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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