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Stunning image was originally shot in 1948 by famed LIFE magazine career photographer Ralph Morse. Taken at Yankee Stadium on June 13, 1948, it is entitled, "Last Day as A Yankee". It features a tired and worn Sultan of Swat beside his locker taking off his cleats for the final time. This "one of" color test proof was created more recently for TIME-LIFE publication purposes. Of the highest quality it was made from the original 1948 negative and signed off on and copyrighted by Morse (16x20"). Whether this is a Type I or III creates an interesting debate. The image was shot in 1948 but this is a unique colorized version by the original photographer himself and signed off by him ("OK") and copyrighted makes this something of a new entity. Either way, this is a one of a kind work of one of the most important of all Babe Ruth images.
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