Lot # 196: 1923 Babe Ruth & Jack Dempsey Original Type 1 Photo (HOF - PSA/DNA)

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2022 - 10th Anniversary Auction",
which ran from 11/6/2022 12:00 PM to
11/26/2022 9:00 PM

Heavyweight champion Jack Demspey generously signs a baseball for his friend, Babe Ruth, in this phenomenal original press photograph shot at the Ansonia Hotel in Manhattan c.1923. This pair of legends both resided at the Ansonia, a luxurious residential hotel now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and designated as a New York City landmark. Photo measures approx. 5” x 7.5” and exhibits light scuffing to the surface with a horizontal area of emulsion loss by Ruth's hands. Verso exhibits toning heaviest along top edge and remnants of a paper tag exist at bottom. Christy Walsh Syndicate stamping is also present, identifying them as the issuing service. Encapsulated as a Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA.

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