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Lot # 34: 1920 Babe Ruth, "First Year Yankee Head to Toe" One of His Greatest Images

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 53 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "May Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 4/27/2024 8:00 PM to
5/11/2024 8:00 PM



1920 Exceptional head to toe photograph of Babe Ruth in uniform from his first year with the New York Yankees. A double weight masterpiece of photography, this is off the original glass plate negative and presents as well as any Ruth photograph we have ever seen. There is handling wear to the photo, mostly at the corners, but overall it looks great. It is impossible to date this blank backed photograph but we feel it is a 1930's example based on the highly silvered emulsion and the paper stock. Offered here from a prominent archive for the first time ever, this is one of Ruth's greatest images ever taken!

Size: 7x9.5
Designation: Vintage 3
Condition: 3/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8/10

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