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Lot # 8: 1914 Home Run Baker, "Deadball Era Slugger" Stunning Statuesque Batting Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 29 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "May Collectors Auction 2020",
which ran from 5/23/2020 11:00 PM to
6/6/2020 8:00 PM



1914 Head to toe batting photograph of Frank "Home Run" Baker, power hitting specialist of the deadball era showing photographers how he slammed the ball during batting practice before the start of the World Series. One of his greatest images ever taken, this captures the youthful slugger in suspended animation, forever holding his follow through at the height of his career. Taken by noted Washington DC photographers Harris and Ewing, this is one the finest, if not THE finest image of Baker ever taken. Crystal clear so that even the threads of his socks are visible and in great shape overall, this is a fantastic specimen with only a crease on the lower right holding this back from perfection. Some black ink from publication artwork adorns the front which helps tell the story of this photograph as does the full paper caption and multiple stamps on the back. For the collector or investor who wants the best!

Size: 5x7
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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