1928 Portrait photo of Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell from his rookie year with the New York Giants. Taken by famous photographer Charles Conlon and stamped on the back, this is one of the earliest and best images of Hubbell that we have ever seen! Condition is pretty nice with one paper scrape on the far left side. A rare and beautiful image. Charles Conlon (1886-1945) was America's first sports photojournalist. In the primitive days of photography, he lugged his camera to the ballpark to capture the heroes of the game in their natural setting and paved the way for a new genre of photography. His work encompassed four decades and he became a true master of his craft. His images range from aging 19th century stars through the golden age of the game and most of the iconic baseball photographs of the early 20th century originate from the camera of Conlon. Due to the nature of his employment, images from Conlon are quite rare to find.
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 8.5/10