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Lot # 1: 1932 Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx, "The Kings of Baseball" Iconic Photo (Only Known Type 1)

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 66 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Holiday Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 12/2/2022 8:00 PM to
12/17/2022 8:00 PM

One of the most famous group photographs ever taken on a baseball diamond is this image that pictures the three greatest home run hitters in the world, all together and leaning on the fence. For one, Babe Ruth is not center as that honor belongs to young Jimmie Foxx. He is flanked by the two greatest names in the game, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The offered photograph is an embossed image from the Wagner's Studio in Philadelphia (which explains why Foxx is center) and this is the ONLY known copy of this photograph off the original negative and vintage to the time it was taken. A double weight masterpiece of photography, this is an exceptional work of art that ranks among the finest images of Ruth and Gehrig on the planet. The original photograph was a bit larger and it has been trimmed a touch and also has some light scrapbook evidence on the back, but the resulting specimen (the only one in the hobby) is stunning! Encapsulated by PSA and this is the only Type 1 on the planet!

Size: 6.75x8.75
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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