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Lot # 61: 1947 "Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium", Touching Photo of Baseball's Greatest Player

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 3 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 2/19/2024 10:00 PM to
3/9/2024 8:00 PM

It was the saddest thing seen on a baseball diamond since Lou Gehrig stepped up to the microphone in 1939 and delivered his "Luckiest Man" speech. Largely hidden from the public during his illness, Babe Ruth made a dramatic appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1947 to bid his fans and teammates a farewell. Ravaged by disease and looking like a shadow of his former self, Ruth was barely audible but still managed to get a few sentences out before stepping off the field. An important image from one of the most memorable and unfortunate events in baseball history, this offered specimen is a large and beautiful image that remains in nice shape and with exceptional clarity and focus. This is a blank backed specimen with considerable age to it that appears to be a 1950's or 1960's example. A piece of baseball art that is the only example we have ever seen.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 3
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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