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Lot # 58: 1948 "The Body of Babe Ruth", Funeral for Baseball Icon in New York

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 1 (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



1948 Important double weight photograph of grieving fans paying their respects to the body of Babe Ruth which lay in a casket in front of them. Part of Ruth's face is clearly visible and the men look visibly shaken at the event. A rare image that we have never seen before and presents beautifully. This is a silver gelatin masterpiece that is packed with emotion and offered here for the first time ever. There is a light crease on the lower left corner but otherwise it presents really well.

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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