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Lot # 44: 1939 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, "Hug on Lou Gehrig Day" Iconic Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 29 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "June Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 6/27/2022 2:00 PM to
7/9/2022 8:00 PM



One of the most famous images ever taken on a baseball diamond, this touching 1939 photo captures Babe Ruth hugging his teammate Lou Gehrig on the day Gehrig was honored at Yankee Stadium. A rare piece of baseball history that is being offered here fresh from the estate of a former player, this is a c. 1950 example that presents in perfect condition, we are talking about a photo issued only about ten years after it was taken and from the original negative which is of the utmost importance. Outside the world of baseball photography, a 1939 photo from the 1950's or from 1941 does not really matter much and this one is pre-certified by PSA as a Type 2 from c. 1950 which solidifies it is off the original negative! One of the most undervalued photos in the hobby and this one is perfect!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 3 (c. 1950)
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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