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Lot # 51: 1948 Babe Ruth, "The Bambino Bows Out of Baseball" Extremely Rare Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 28 (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

One of the most famous photographs ever taken is the Nat Fein "Babe Bows Out" photograph of the greatest sports star of all time making his final appearance in front of his fans. The photograph has been celebrated for half a century as poignant and dramatic for the subject matter but also for the foresight of Fein who thought stand BEHIND Ruth for a more dramatic feel. Other images from this fateful day on the diamond are just as good, but get lost in the shuffle and this is one of those. The offered image here is a fantastic photograph of Ruth, emerging from the Cleveland dugout and tipping his cap to the fans at Yankee Stadium, and taken a few moments before the shot by Fein. This symbolic relic shows Ruth at the exact moment that the fans who worshipped him saw him emerge for the last time at Yankee Stadium and is the only example we have ever seen in any form! Clear and precise for a wire photograph, this is a powerful piece of Ruth history in nice shape overall with some creasing to the upper corners from news-room handling.

Size: 6x9.5
Designation: Wire
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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