1924 photo of Babe Ruth in Dunsmuir
A 1924 photograph of Babe Ruth at the Dunsmuir ball park is up for auction in the Lelands Winter 2019 Classic Auction that runs through Feb. 1.
Bidding for the photo titled, “1924 Babe Ruth Barnstorming Tour Stop in Dunsmuir,” started at $1,500 and rose to $13,434 on Jan. 11, which is where it remained as of Jan. 23 with about nine days remaining in the auction.
Described as a “real photo postcard,” the image shows Babe Ruth in the left hand batter’s box holding a bat in front of a catcher and umpire and the grandstands filled with spectators.
The photo, according to Lelands, originally came from Mr. Albert Souhrada, and the winning bidder will also receive a photo postcard of Souhrada, whose face in the crowd behind Babe Ruth is circled on the photo.
The Babe Ruth photo is one of many sports memorabilia items in the Lelands auction, which features a New York Yankees uniform worn by Joe Dimaggio in 1950-51 and a Bobby Orr 1966 Topps rookie hockey card that is described in a Lelands press release as “the world’s most valuable hockey card.”
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