Important 1961 oversized photograph of Roger Maris blasting his 61st home run of the season to set a new record. Maris is watching the flight of the ball as it sails into the right field stands while photographer Charles Hoff of the New York Daily News is perched near where the ball would land, catching Maris in a perfect moment, facing the camera and making history. The photo is autographed on the back by Charles Hoff, and this is from the archives of the Daily News. An absolute work of baseball art, this is a huge piece of photography considering the functionality of such an image in a news room making it incredibly rare. The next day, this was the photo that appeared on the front page of the Daily News and it is likely THIS photograph was the one used in the production! A rarity that can not be overstated, it is also unique in its size and production. One of the most important post-war images we have ever offered and in great shape, this is a Hall of Fame worthy relic that is sure to be the cornerstone of even the most advanced collection. Photo is subject to a modest reserve.
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 9.5/10