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Lot # 63: 1947 Babe Ruth, "Baseball Icon Recovering from Neck Operation" The Disease that Killed Him

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 19 (Bid History)

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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



1947 Photograph of baseball star Babe Ruth as it was announced that he had undergone a delicate operation on his neck and was recovering. While the prognosis at the time was optimistic, this would be the disease that killed Ruth the next year in 1948! From the International News and with a full paper caption as well. A poignant piece of baseball history.

Size: 5x7
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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