Babe Ruth Original Snapshot Photo
Type 1 PSA
w/ Wife Claire Ruth in Hawaii - 1934 Tour of Japan
In 1934, Major League Baseball sent its American League stars on the famous Tour of Japan. Headlined by Babe Ruth, the team stopped in Hawaii on their way to Japan. Offered here is a Type I photo of Ruth with his wife Claire while in Hawaii - adorned in classic Hawaiian leis, the photo measures 2.75" x 4.5".
A Type 1 photo is a first generation photograph, developed from the original negative during the period. They are the most desirable and valuable of the four photograph types because of their clarity, vintage, and originality.
In a world where cards and autographs have dominated the hobby, vintage photography is an emerging genre of sports collecting that will continue to rise. These original photographs are extremely scarce with only a handful known – in many cases one of a kind! Serious collectors consider them true artifacts, as opposed to cards and other memorabilia that were mass produced for commercial sale and advertising.
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