Lot # 2067: 1925 Babe Ruth Original George Grantham Bain Photograph - PSA/DNA Type I

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 33 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2020",
which ran from 7/24/2020 12:00 PM to
8/16/2020 6:00 PM

Original photograph of Babe Ruth, taken by noted baseball photographer George Grantham Bain. Encapsulated and certified as an original Type I George Grantham Bain photograph by PSA/DNA. Ruth is captured leaning on a bat as he poses on the steps of the dugout. As was customary for Bain, he etched the name of the player and an inventory number in the top border of the negative, which is now displayed on the photo: "Ruth N. Y. Am. 6375." A number of Culver Pictures Inc. labels and stamps appear on the reverse, along with a typed caption that reads "Babe Ruth Back in the Game June 3, 1925." Ruth had been laid up for the first half of the 1925 season after undergoing abdominal surgery on April 17th. June 1st marked his return to the Yankees lineup. The photo (5 x 6.5 inches) displays a small, light diagonal crease in the upper left corner, a tiny edge tear, and a trimmed top border. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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