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Superb Signed Photograph of Babe Ruth
"Photograph Signed ?To My friend / Jimmy Constanine / From / Babe Ruth.? Black and white studio shot, 8? x 10?. Minor flaws at blank perimeter. Bold fountain pen ink signature exhibits 8/10 strength. Toned on verso. Fine condition. Letter of Provenance: ?My name is Kenneth Exkert. My grandfather ran a successful restaurant in Jamaica NY in the 1930?s and ?40?s named Constantine?s. It was frequented by race track fans on their return from Jamaica, Aqueduct and Belmont race tracks. One of the regulars was Babe Ruth who struck up a friendship with my grandfather, James Constantine. At one visit to the restaurant he personalized an autographed picture.? ?Constantine? is misspelled by the Babe on this photograph. "
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