Lot # 215: c.1947 Babe Ruth (HOF) Original Type 1 News Service Photo by International

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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

An elder Babe Ruth in street clothes is spotlighted in this 5" x 7" press photo from International. Shot sometime around 1947, the ravages of time and the cancer that would ultimately take his life had certainly diminished the Hall of Fame legend by this time. Surface of the presented photo exhibits scattered wear with light creasing to the emulsion throughout. Verso includes numerous stampings and notations, with the earliest date stamp from January 16, 1947. A large, red International stamp is also present, identifying them as the issuing service. Guaranteed Type 1.

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