Lot # 1: 1935 International News Photo Weekly Magazine—Babe Ruth/Dizzy Dean Cover--Rare

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Item was in Auction "Auction 65 - Ended 3/18/2023",
which ran from 2/27/2023 5:00 PM to
3/18/2023 11:00 PM

By 1935, Babe Ruth, fresh off the fabled U.S. All Stars Japan Tour of 1934, was in his last season as an active player.  He had moved from the New York Yankees to the Boston Braves.  On the other hand, Dizzy Dean was in the process of following up a spectacular 30 win season on the mound, with a nearly as great 28 win year.  The two Hall of Famers are pictured together on the cover of the May 1, 1935 issue of the International News Photo Weekly Magazine.


This is the first time we have ever seen this magazine!  Most pages contain only photos and captions.  Over 100 photos taken around the world depicting various events are found inside.  Among the photos with captions (in Japanese) is a photo of World Champion wrestler Danno O’Mahoney battling Dick Shikat.  Nine time grand slam tennis tournament winner Helen Jacobs is also featured.  King George III of England and his wife can be seen.  There is also a photo which is described as the "winners of a tug of war", sponsored by the Police Sports Association in Berlin.  The victors are shown receiving a very large portrait of Adolf Hitler in celebration of their conquest.  There is no mention of Ruth or Dean inside the magazine.


Size:  7 1/2" x 10 1/4".  48 pages.


Condition:  There is a 1/4" tear on the right edge of the cover.  Inside pages are nice.  Overall—Vg.

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