August Live 2014
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Pioneer Super-agent Christy Walsh was extremely aware of the popularity, if not the monetary value of the autograph of his most famous client - Babe Ruth. Among the myriad promotional items created by Walsh to promote Ruth was this extremely rare photograph of the stars of the 1934 New York Yankees, all lined up in the dugout, and all signing a baseball. Underneath all players but Ruth is a script facsimile autograph. Beneath Ruth, however, is a blank space on which Walsh had Ruth personally sign his real autograph undoubtedly for distribution to special clients and sponsors of Ruth and the Walsh Syndicate. The 8" x 10" sharply focused photo is NM (tiny 1/2" corner crease) and bears the stamp of Christy Walsh Management on the back. Others pictured in the photo include, Joe McCarthy (mgr.), Bill Dickey, Red Ruffing, Tony Lazzeri, Lou Gehrig, Earle Combs, and Lefty Gomez. The placement of Ruth's large bold "9" signature is masterfully done and dominates the photo without overwhelming it. A reverse stamping reads "Christy Walsh Management - 570 Seventh Ave., New York," and the photo has been beautifully framed to 12-3/4" x 14-3/4" total dimensions. These specialty items are seldom encountered and this example is extraordinary. Full LOAs from PSA/DNA and JSA.
Spectacular 1934 Christy Walsh Promotional Autograph Photo Signed by Babe Ruth - PSA/DNA MINT 9!
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