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Lot # 63: 1961 Roger Maris, "Chasing Babe Ruth" Powerful Swing as Pressure Builds

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "March Collectors Auction 2020",
which ran from 3/16/2020 4:45 PM to
3/28/2020 8:00 PM

1961 Associated Press photograph of Roger Maris taking a powerful hack at a pitch against the Detroit Tigers. Maris was closing in on Babe Ruth, but the outcome was still very much undecided when this photo was taken. A beautiful image that seems to capture the strain and pressure on Maris even in a moment of extreme athleticism. A full paper caption is present that describes the action well.

Size: 7x9
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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