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Lot # 6: 1928 Babe Ruth and Jim Bottomley, "Home Run Champs Meet in World Series" PSA

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 42 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 4/11/2023 12:00 AM to
4/29/2023 8:00 PM

Rarely do the home run champions in the American and National League collide for ultimate supremacy in the World Series, but just such a thing happened in 1928 when Jim Bottomley of the Cardinals (31 homers) and Babe Ruth of the Yankees (54 homers) met in the fall classic. They are seen here offering congratulations on being the kings of the world before their clash. Ruth and the Yankees would win the series, and the Babe would cement his place as home run champ as he hit three more homers to Bottomley's one. A really beautiful image of the Babe and this is one of only examples of Ruth and Bottomley together at the Series we have seen (only one known of this pose). Issued by the Associated Press and stamped on the back with a paper caption as well, this is encapsulated by PSA as a Type 1 and grades almost perfect.

Size: 6.75x8.75
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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