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Lot # 94: 1934 "Here Come the American All Stars" Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig on Japanese Tour

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 29 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier Auction 2020",
which ran from 1/7/2020 10:00 AM to
1/25/2020 8:00 PM

Large 1934 photograph of the procession of players heading onto the field to play against the Japanese team as part of the famous world tour of major leaguers. Led by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (both visible), all players are wearing their entire uniforms and warm-up jackets as well. A huge crowd welcomes the players and this is an oversized photograph in nice shape, directly from the scrapbook of one of the players on the tour and with a bit of paper still adhered to the reverse. The age of the photo is absolutely secured, but there is some speculation about how the photo was made. The image has a bit of graininess to it, but there is no evidence at all of this being off a duplicate negative. We believe and it is the belief of some others we have shown this image to, that the photo is a Vintage 1 that was shot using a more primitive camera from the era and then blown up resulting in some clarity loss but it still is off the original negative that took the photograph! A rare image from the most important baseball tour of all time.

Size: 9x11
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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