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Lot # 1052: 1916 Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox "Key to the City" Photograph from The Dick Hoblitzell Collection (PSA Type I)

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Fall Classic",
which ran from 10/29/2023 7:00 PM to
11/18/2023 10:00 PM

Rare original Type I photograph capturing members of the Boston Red Sox, including Babe Ruth, receiving the key to the city during their trip to New Hampshire in October, 1916. This photograph originates from a souvenir photo album presented to Boston Red Sox first baseman Dick Hoblitzell by the Draper & Maynard sporting goods company. In October, 1916, the Boston Red Sox, fresh off their World Series victory over the Chicago Cubs, toured the state of New Hampshire as guests of the Draper & Maynard Company, which was based in Plymouth, New Hampshire. The team was feted at every town it visited, many of which presented the club with a ceremonial “Key to the City.” Research indicates that the presentation pictured here in this photo took place in Laconia, New Hampshire, following an exhibition game against a local club. As one can see, each of the seven Red Sox players is in uniform, although the brisk conditions necessitated the use of their team sweaters or jackets. A huge crowd of fans can be seen in the background. The photo (4.5x3.5") remains in excellent condition. PSA encapsulated as Type I Authentic.

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