Printed at a time when sentiment for the beloved “Babe” Ruth was overflowing this Gold Age comic book short story recounts the “Bambino’s” biggest baseball thrill. Laid out in interview style with an unnamed Mel Allen as the announcer, this four page tale appeared in the Joe Palooka 2nd series, vol. 11, #28 comic book issue. Featured are (4) 22x38 framed displays, each containing one of (4) different original art pages, an original corresponding comic book page and a facsimile of the comic cover, plus an original 1949 issue of the comic the story appeared in: Joe Palooka #28 (VG). More on our website.
Dated inside the front cover as “Joe Palooka Comics, January, 1949, Volume 11, No. 28, published by Harvey Comics”, the offered Gold Age comic is a worthy collectible in its own right. Cover and three Joe Palooka stories art is by Ham Fisher. Also present in the comic book is a single page Steve Van Buren feature.
Tremendous value and prestige are afforded the professionally framed and matted art set featuring the work of artist Bob Powell. Coming on the heels of the “Babe Ruth Story” feature film release on 7/26/48 and the Babe’s untimely 8/16/48 death, this amazing story features Ruth with an announcer character that though unnamed, could only be the great Mel Allen. The four-page story begins with Allen addressing the audience with a summary of Ruth’s early life and baseball career and then progresses to the Babe relating his greatest baseball thrill. This incredible anecdote recounts two at-bats in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series vs. the Chicago Cubs, which saw the Yankees immortal slugger clout two homers including his legendary 5th inning “called shot”.
Authenticity is evidenced by the publisher’s notations and markings which appear throughout the four original art sheets. Take your best swing at this incredible one-of-a-kind Babe Ruth original art set.
Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.