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Lot # 42: 1948 Babe Ruth, "One of His Last Known Photographs" Two Weeks from Death

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 19 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 1/27/2023 9:00 PM to
2/18/2023 8:00 PM

The last photograph taken of an ill Babe Ruth is documented as being from July 29, 1948. We can not confirm a physical print of this moment in the hobby, making this photograph (taken a few days earlier on July 26, 1948) as the last known print of Babe Ruth that exists in physical form. Here Ruth, who was already admitted to the hospital at which he would die a few weeks later, signs an autograph for Mayor O'Dwyer. Issued by the International News and stamped on the back with a full paper caption as well, this is only the second known example of this image we have ever seen.

Size: 7x9
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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