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Lot # 3: 1910 "Philadelphia Athletics World Champion Infield", Important Photo by Louis Van Oeyen

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 49 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 4/27/2022 4:00 AM to
5/14/2022 8:00 PM

The Philadelphia Athletics infield of Eddie Collins, Home Run Baker, Harry Davis, and Jack Barry was one of the greatest ever assembled in the history of baseball. While their storied run of pennants and championships is well documented, only a handful of original images of the quartet are known to exist with this being the finest in the world. They would win the World Series this season (1910) and the group (after Davis was replaced by an inferior player named Stuffy McInnis) would be dubbed the $100,00 infield and become part of baseball lexicon forever. The silver gelatin masterpiece is crystal clear and bold, grading a perfect 10/10. The back is dominated by a bold stamp from photographer Louis Van Oeyen making it a special work of art, worthy of the finest collection or even a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. While names like Ruth and Gehrig make all the headlines at auction, this is one of the most historically significant baseball photographs we have ever offered and it is making it's debut here, fresh out of the estate of Harry Davis himself!

Size: 4.5x6.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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