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    Babe Comes Home (First National, 1927). Insert (14" X 36").
    A very scarce find, this sports related insert poster holds tremendous significance, as it was inspired by a film that features a sports legend, the greatest to ever play the game of baseball -- the Sultan of Swat, George Herman Ruth, affectionately known as The Babe. During his career, Ruth's talent and fame led producers to feature him in several films. Some of those films, such as this one and Headin' Home (1920), cast the legend as the lead, while other films found him in cameos, as in Harold Lloyd's Speedy (1928) and The Pride of the Yankees (1942). He also made the Babe Ruth Baseball Series for Universal Pictures in 1932. This poster was made the year that Ruth set his home run record. The producers knew they had a winner in this star, and of course, featured him prominently on the poster in uniform. Of all sports movie posters, none are more sought after or desirable than those which depict the Yankee slugger. This rare insert has been expertly paperbacked and undergone professional conservation to address pinholes in the interior and staining, some of which is still somewhat apparent. The borders, much of the background, and some of Ruth's uniform have been airbrushed. Fine on Paper.


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