Friday, March 14, 2014

I Won Something Great - a Vintage Babe Ruth Press Photo!

I won!  And, boy... Did I win a doozy!

Several weeks back I was perusing my favorite sports collector message board and came across a post that struck my fancy.  Check it out here.

A well respected collector and memorabilia auction house owner, Rhys Yeakley of RMY Auctions, put up a contest to advertise an ongoing vintage photo auction he was holding.  I had featured some of my favorite photos from that auction in a post here.

Up for grabs in the contest was a vintage, circa 1928, ACME News press photo featuring Babe Ruth warming up with a bat during Spring Training.

All participants had to do to win was guess how many photos were crammed into the above bankers box.

I guessed 1752 photos.  The actual number was 1778.  So, I ended up just 26 photos off.

Earlier this week, my prize arrived, and it's gorgeous.  Check it out below.

This Ruth photo is my very first vintage Babe collectible.  It's dated March 24, 1928 and was taken in St. Petersburg, Florida during a Spring game between the Yankees and the Boston Braves.

Thank you, Rhys!  I really appreciate it!

I'd be remiss if I didn't suggest that you should check out RMY Auctions.  They specialize in vintage photographs for the collector.

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