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Lot # 991 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1947 Babe Ruth Signed Photo

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,350

Original 8 x 10-inch photo of Babe Ruth inscribed in the upper left corner "To my good friend Ben Morris - From Babe Ruth 4-17-47." Ruth's inscription has been scripted in black fountain pen and grades "5/6." Ruth is pictured here in a classic batting pose and this photo must of been one of his favorites, for he used it often when fulfilling autograph requests, and even had postcards produced featuring this image. A black paper border (approximately .5 inch wide) has been affixed to the border of the photo, two segments of which are missing along the bottom. The border could easily be matted out when framed. The photo displays a vertical center fold, as well as 1.5-inch horizontal tear in the bottom left border. In Good to Very Good condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,350

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