Lot # 136: 1916 Babe Ruth (HOF), Dick Hoblitzell, & Tillie Walker During D&M Factory Visit Original Type 1 Photo (PSA/DNA)

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Curious 4" x 5" photograph depicting members of the Boston Red Sox at Squam Lake during a visit to Plymouth, NH. Babe Ruth and teammates had been invited to Draper & Maynard Co.'s factory in the White Mountains following their 1916 World Series championship and were presented with a key to the city upon arrival. During their stay the team enjoyed several activities in and around Plymouth while touring the factory itself that produced equipment endorsed by the Red Sox from 1915-1920. The team's visit was documented in a series of photographs later presented to individual players in the form of albums, several of which have found their way into the hobby in recent years. This photograph and five others offered within this auction, many including a youthful Babe Ruth, originate from those very albums. A vertical pencil mark appears over Ruth's head and a tiny wrinkle appears by Walker's face to the far right but photo remains a terrific remembrance of the team's time in NH. Red Sox first baseman, Dick Hoblitzell stands holding a pistol to our left of Ruth who appears to be sporting overalls. Authenticated and encapsulated as a Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA.


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