BABE RUTH WITH STABBED JAPANESE PUBLISHER & CONNIE MACK NEWS SERVICE PHOTO.
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Auction #204 - Part I
Item numbers 1 through 1446 in auction 204
6.5x8.5" showing Babe Ruth in special tour uniform along with four men wearing suits standing in front of dugout with stadium crowd at top. Paper caption on reverse is dated 2-22 35 and is titled "Stabbed Japanese Publisher With American Friends". Text notes "Because He Sponsored Babe Ruth's Triumphant Baseball Tour, Matsutaro Shoriki Publisher Of The Yomiuri Shimbun, Was Stabbed In The Neck By Katsusuke Nagasaki, A Jingoistic Member Of The War Like Gods Society. Nagasaki Argued That The American Stars Exhibitions Drained Money From Japan At A Time Of Depression. The Victim Is Shown At The Extreme Left Just Before An Exhibition Game Last Fall. The Others Are Left To Right American Ambassador Joseph Clark Grew; Connie Mack, Manager Of The American Team; Marquis Nobutsune Okuma, Japanese Baseball Enthusiast, And Babe Ruth." Photo has a few lt. ripples and a few missing spots of glossy finish just visible in reflected light. Overall VF. A very interesting and unusual Babe Ruth related photo. From the Richard Merkin Collection and comes with Hake's COA.
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