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Lot # 55: 1947 Babe Ruth, "Dying but Still Lighting Up" Tragic Photograph

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 19 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "January Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 12/30/2023 10:00 AM to
1/13/2024 8:00 PM



1947 Large photograph of the greatest baseball player of all time Babe Ruth as he starts to feel the ravages of throat cancer but still lighting up in the face of it all. According to legend, Babe knew he had a throat "ailment" but the severity of it was hidden from him in order to make the last months of his life more pleasant! A dramatic photograph that presents well despite a crease and a small chip off the right border. Issued by Acme and with a full paper caption on the back.

Size: 6.25x9.25
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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