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#1067 - Babe Ruth Estimate: $5,000+

A photo from the "Babe" to "Jack Kennedy"

Vintage matte-finish 5.75 x 3.75 photo of Babe Ruth standing with close friend and noted New York hotelier Charles W. Schwefel, signed boldly in fountain pen, "Babe Ruth," with Schwefel signing and adding an inscription above, "To our Pal 'Atlas' Jack Kennedy." An unknown signature below Ruth's adds a date of June 17, 1931. In very good condition, with light creasing, a heavier crease to the upper right corner, a tear to the top edge, and a missing upper left corner tip. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.

Charles W. Schwefel was the longtime manager of the Gramercy Park Hotel, whose bar Ruth had been a regular at since the 1930s. Schwefel remained a dear friend of Ruth's throughout his battle with cancer and was a constant presence in the ballplayer's final two years of life. Additionally, the recipient of this photo may very well be a 20-year-old John F. Kennedy, who lived at the Gramercy Park Hotel with his family for several months between 1937 to 1938, just before President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed his father, Joseph P. Kennedy, as ambassador to the United Kingdom.


This item comes with a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA

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