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Lot # 853 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1947 Babe Ruth Signed Photo

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,800

Photograph capturing Babe Ruth posing with seven unidentified individuals at a banquet table. Inscribed and dated by Ruth in black fountain pen along the base, "To My Pal Buster/From/Babe Ruth/3-26-47." Both the text and signature grade "7/8." This is an extremely interesting and unusual Ruth signed photo. As can be immediately observed, Ruth was in very poor health at the time of this photo and he passed away just over a year later. The photo (9.25 x 7 inches) displays a few light surface wrinkles that are only visible when viewed at certain angles and is otherwise in apparent Excellent condition. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 17.75 x 16 inches. LOA from James Spence/JSA.  Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $1,800

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