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.
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 8.5/10