Lot # 168: 1938 Babe Ruth (HOF) Original Type 1 Photograph (PSA/DNA)

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 16 (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



1938 would be Babe Ruth's final season in uniform, signed by the Dodgers that June to coach first base for the Bums. Brooklyn's signing of The Babe was likely more of an attempt to help draw crowds rather than a serious effort to kickstart the club's chances and they ultimately finished the season a subpar 11 games below .500. Ruth has taken a moment to cool off in this image and background of the photo has been artistically removed with the use of editorial masking material. Prominently displayed on Ruth's left sleeve is the patch worn by all New York clubs in 1938, advertising the 1939 World's Fair to be held in New York City the following year. Verso of photo includes Acme credit stamping and displays evidence of once being pasted to a backing, likely in preparation for publication. Authenticated as a Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA.

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