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Lot # 2: 1920 Babe Ruth, "Dramatic Profile Photo of Young First Year Yankee" PSA Type 1

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early 1920 profile photograph of Babe Ruth, taken during his first homestand in New York after being sold to the Yankees just a few months earlier. One of his finest images we have ever handled, even the back paper caption notes the photo was "an exceptionally fine profile" in regard to the quality of the image. Dated from April of 1920, the photo was likely taken by the New York based Underwood and Underwood company in the first day he played in the city as a member of his new team. Encapsulated by PSA as a Type 1, this is the only example of this photograph we have ever seen in the hobby and it is being offered here for the first time ever! Photo has a couple pinholes from editorial use and remains in great shape otherwise with just a couple spots of mild handling wear. One of Ruth's greatest images from 1920 we have ever handled.

Size: 5.25x6.75
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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