1918 Original Photo BABE RUTH Red Sox WORLD SERIES
Extremely scarce photo from the most prized period in Baseball and Babe Ruth History, as a Red Sox pitcher. Amazing detail and clarity on this vintage sports treasure!
A Vintage 1918 ORIGINAL Photograph depicting Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox as he prepares for Game 1 of the 1918 World Series against the Chicago Cubs. The kid from Baltimore was already regarded as the league’s best left-hander getting the assignment to start the opener at Wrigley Field. But it was also that season of 1918 when he emerged as the most powerful slugger in the dead-ball era, splitting his time as a regular in the Red Sox line-up, hitting a league-leading 11 home runs !
This photograph of Ruth captured in a pitching pose, warming up along the Wrigley Field sidelines has been cropped to its current dimensions for publication use over the years measuring approximately 6” x 7”. There are editorial news inks shading the background of the head portion which was done to achieve contrast in newsprint publication when a close-up of Ruth’s face was needed by a photo editor. Reverse has some editorial and publication notes as well as several publication date stamps including the one from SEP 05 1918 when Game 1 of the Fall Classic was played. It remains a RARE period 1st generation TYPE I photograph of Ruth in one of his most dominant performances in the World Series: pitching a 1-0 complete game shutout which set up the Red Sox to their eventual Championship in 1918. It would mark the last World Series the Red Sox would win for 86-years as they would do the unthinkable, selling him to the Yankees – and hence “The Birth of the Curse” !
* Serious collectors know that Original Babe Ruth photos as a Red Sox player are extremely Scarce and Rarely ever appear on the market.
Acquired from the Lead PSA Authenticator of Sports Photos. Guaranteed genuine 1st Generation photo.
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