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Relics of Babe Ruth and WB Yeats at rare book sale

22nd April, 2018
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A 1937 first edition of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit

A Cinderella story is the only way to describe the life and times of Babe Ruth, who makes a surprise appearance in Fonsie Mealy’s forthcoming sale. At the height of his fame in 1926 in New York, he presented Frank McGrath, manager of the visiting Tipperary hurling team, with an original Spalding B12 baseball bat, and a 10k gold shield-shaped medal commemorating the Ireland v USA game, at the Polo Grounds that year.

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