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1946 Midwestern Newspaper Printing Plate with Babe Ruth Called Shot

Lot Number 627

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Note: The catalog title and description has been modified to reflect that the newspaper printing plate was not exclusive to the Indianapolis Star.


Capture the legend of Babe Ruth's "called shot" with the offered vintage newspaper printing plate. This advertisement ran in the 3/14/46 edition of the Indianapolis Star and other midwestern newspapers around that time. A well-preserved 12x14 panel that depicts the Babe's famous gesture in the fifth inning of Game 3 during the 1932 World Series, when he pointed to the centerfield bleachers at Wrigley Field and followed up by belting the next pitch nearly 500 feet to deep center. This original plate bears a thin strip of foreign matter at top left that does not affect the graphics, but shows only light wear on the side with the raised graphics and text, while the blank reverse side shows moderate wear. The image of Ruth takes up nearly half the panel, with a winged automobile and "Red Crown/White Crown Gasoline" advertising copy filling out the rest of the area.

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