19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
BABE RUTH PHOTOGRAPH
Paul Thompson (1878-1940)
Original photograph of Hall of Famer Babe Ruth (1895-1948) as a member of the New York Yankees, c.1920. The verso is stamped Copyright by Paul Thompson, New York as well as inscribed In the dugout – “Do I get a chance this inning?” and Ruth in pencil and features the Christie's 1996 Baseball Magazine auction sticker.
6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
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