Original news photo capturing Babe Ruth at the plate during a spring training game in 1932. Certified as an original Type 1 photograph by PSA/DNA. An "Associated Press" credit stamp appears on the reverse, along with the original paper "news" caption dated "3/18/32" (the caption came detached at some point and is now affixed to the reverse by means of clear tape. According to the caption, Ruth was making his spring-training debut after having just signed his new $75,000 contract with Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert. This photo was originally obtained at the sale of the Baseball Magazine archives at Christie's in 1996 and, bears the special hologram label from that sale on the reverse. The photo (10 x 8 inches) displays a tiny chip in the upper left corner and a few light surface wrinkles. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).