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Lot # 474 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1942 Babe Ruth Signed Photograph

Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $4,640.00

Stunning Babe Ruth original photograph (7.75 x 9.75 inches) is very boldly and beautifully signed "To My friend Abe Martin, From Babe Ruth" ("9") in black fountain pen. It is extremely rare to find such a flawless original photograph signed with such a perfect Babe Ruth signature. This sepia-tone photograph print, featuring Ruth in his Yankee uniform completing his trademark home run swing, was produced in 1942 as a promotional photo in connection with the release of the film The Pride of the Yankees, the story of Lou Gehrig's life in which Ruth appeared as himself. Pencil notations on reverse read "April 1942 Lou Gehrig." This photograph is essentially perfect in all respects. This is an unusually high-quality original print with flawless contrast and in spectacular Near Mint condition. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$6,000. SOLD FOR $4,640.00

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