Lot # 2084: 1932 Babe Ruth Original News Photograph - PSA/DNA Type I - World Series Home Run

Starting Bid: $300.00

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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 news photo of Babe Ruth being greeted at the plate by Lou Gehrig and Joe Sewell after hitting a home run in the first inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series. Encapsulated and certified as an original Type I photograph by PSA/DNA. This was the famous game in which Ruth "Called his Shot" in the fifth inning against Cubs pitcher Charlie Root. Many fans forget that Ruth's "Called Shot" was his second home run of the game. His first was a three-run shot in the first inning, also against Root, which scored both Earle Combs (not pictured here) and Joe Sewell. After Ruth crossed the plate, Gehrig gave him a playful smack on the butt, which he is about to administer here. A large newspaper clipping of this very image has been affixed to the reverse, on top of which is a Herald & Examiner (Los Angeles paper) credit stamp and "Oct 2 1932" date stamp. The crystal-clear photo (9.5 x 8 inches) remains in Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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