Love triumphs over all, and Babe swears off tobacco forever! Of course, the real appeal of the film was the baseball sequences, all filmed at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles. It's reported that Ruth was so pleased with the picture that he sat through all six reels numerous times!"
"The poster for this landmark sports film is absolutely fabulous," Smith said, "featuring a wonderful portrait of the Sultan of Swat in all his glory. This movie was, of course, part of a much larger campaign to market the star athlete, as the American public couldn't get enough of this hard-hitting, hard-living hero in his heyday. This is Ruth at his best, at the height of his career, just as he'll always be remembered."
"One of only two known copies of this incredibly rare and desirable stone litho poster," Smith said, "this is sure to appeal to both sports fans and movie buffs alike. We sold this particular copy in 2003 for $138,000, and I predict it will incite even more spirited bidding this time around, as sports posters, especially those featuring iconic figures like Ruth, are always very popular."
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Babe Comes Home (First National, 1927). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A: