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Lot # 55: 1947 Babe Ruth, "Baseball Star Near Death" Tragic and Graphic Rare Photo (PSA Type 1)

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 16 (Bid History)

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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



1947 Tragic photograph of a terrible looking Babe Ruth, ravaged by illness, as he left a French hospital. This is the most graphic image of Ruth we have ever seen as he definitely looks like death was near. Issued by the International News and stamped on the back with a nice paper caption as well, this has been encapsulated by PSA as a Type 1 and represents one of the only known examples of this image.

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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