Summer/August 2006 Catalog > Sports > Babe Ruth
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Lot 1000: 1940's Babe Ruth Color Poster
Not exactly bigger-than-life, rather life-size, and in color (that is, colorized), Babe Ruth in all his pin-striped glory (that smile, the sweet squint of the eyes, the classic three bats over the shoulder), and reality - notice the haggard look with a few days of whiskers, the darkish teeth, and a bit of aging, in this circa 1940’s return appearance at Yankee Stadium. Designed to be used in advertising campaigns, but never widely distributed, this is one of only a very few that we have seen. There is a small amount of writing on the front of the poster and a 2 inch by 1/4 inch slit of paper missing up by Babe's right ear. Some wrinkles, tack holes in the corners and two small areas of paper loss. Despite the flaws, this would look even more incredible if framed and matted; as is it measures 24x21 ½”. Advertising at the bottom has been cut off.
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