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Lot # 369: 1945 Hank Greenberg, "War Hero Returns to Baseball" Field Level Action Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 15 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer Premier Auction 2019",
which ran from 7/14/2019 11:30 PM to
8/3/2019 8:00 PM

While some baseball stars gave up a year or two for WWII service, Hank Greenberg lost more than anyone as he enlisted before the 1941 season missing essentially FIVE prime years! He was a celebrity for being one of the greatest baseball hitters of all time, but in the years surrounding WWII when patriotism was of the utmost importance, Greenberg was a God! Here he takes his first at bat since 1940 and was greeted warmly by the fans who all knew they were watching something special. A field level masterpiece of baseball photography, this is a nice image with some editorial marks from publication. Issued by the Philadelphia Enquirer, this is likely a unique new discovery that is being offered here for the first time ever.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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