Large 1908 silver gelatin action photograph of Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Ty Cobb sliding home on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning of the third game of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Taken from about 30 feet away from the play but at ground level, this was done at West Side Park in Chicago. The catcher Johnny Kling is just a hint too late with the ball and he looks on helplessly as Cobb willed himself across the plate. A silver gelatin original and stamped on the back by photography studio Burke and Koretke of Chicago, this was taken a year before the famous sliding photo by Charles Conlon! A heavily silvered original, this is one of the finest pieces of baseball photography we have ever handled and it grades well with a chip off the right border. PSA has graded this a Type 2 which is correct, but we feel this is more like a c. 1928 example rather than the 1930's they state on the LOA. Either way, this is a nearly 100 year old example of the photograph we sold in January 2020 for over $18,000 and every bit as attractive!
Designation: Vintage 3
Overall Grade: 7/10