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Lot # 738 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1961 Roger Maris Signed Wire Photo (with Mrs. Babe Ruth on the day of HR #60)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,175.00

Original AP wire photo captures Roger Maris greeting Mrs. Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium in 1961 after the game in which Maris hit his sixtieth home run, thereby tying Ruth’s legendary single-season record. Maris has signed photo in red marker (grading a flawless “10”). This is a rarely seen and very significant image. The embedded wire caption along the base, dated September 26, 1961, makes note that “By ruling of Ford Frick, based on extended season, Maris does not officially tie Ruth’s record.” The photo (7.5 x 10 inches) is in Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,175.00

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