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    Play Ball with Babe Ruth (Universal, 1932). Stock Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    This extremely rare card was created as a stock title card for five Christy Walsh All America Sports Reel shorts Babe Ruth made in 1931-32. The titles were: Slide Babe Slide, Just Pals, Perfect Control, Fancy Curves, and Over the Fence. Original movie paper from this title is almost non-existent. This is the only lobby card to ever be offered in an auction. The only known copy of the one sheet sold for $96,000 at Sotheby's in 1999. Although the poster and title card were not dated, one can actually view these shorts online to see the copyright information. This rare title card had tears, a small hole in Ruth's portrait shot on the right side, missing top left and right corners, and a few bends, including one across the card. The restoration was outstanding, returning this rarity to a wonderful looking collectible. Good on Paper.




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