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Lot # 2: 1922 Babe Ruth, "Shows He Can Also Hit Like Ty Cobb" Split Grip Batting Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 51 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "June Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 6/27/2022 2:00 PM to
7/9/2022 8:00 PM

1922 Batting photograph of Babe Ruth as he showed that he could also bat like Ty Cobb with a split-grip. A fantastic image with crystal clarity, this is the only photograph of Ruth showing a split grip that we have seen and it possibly was in response (gest) to the several attacks that Cobb often leveled at Ruth for not being a smart ballplayer and just swinging for the fences. Issued by Wide World Photos and stamped on the back, the photo is not dated but we feel c. 1922 is a good estimate as Ruth is young and full of life, looking trim and ready to smash the ball into the seats. Photo is nice shape overall with a small crease on the left side and a solitary pinholes from editorial use.

Size: 5x7
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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