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    BABE DIDRIKSON SIGNED PHOTO. It's possible that Babe Didrikson was one of the charter members of Wilson's "Advisory Staff."  If not, she should have been - if so, her selection was abundantly deserved.  Wilson's choice for the promotional image of the 20th Century's most gifted female athlete was this one.  We share in her delight as she poses with the U.S. Women's Open Championship Trophy from 1954.  The photo is a standard B&W 8" x 10" remaining in EX+ condition.  She graciously signed this photo "to Keith Quick my Best Wishes and love to a great friend!  George too!  Babe Didrikson '55."  Keith Quick was a trusted confidant (presumably providing professional guidance), and 'George' was her husband, George Zaharias.  When this photo was taken, Didrikson was only 40 years old, diagnosed with a malignancy, and a year later, she succumbed.  We include here a photocopy of her official death certificate (completed in Galveston, Texas) - not for its sensationalism, but instead to point out one of medical bureaucracy's most profound injustices.  Line 10a of this standardized form requests "Usual Occupation (Give kind of work done during most of working life, even if retired)," wherein the coroner reported "Housewife." (!)    

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