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Lot # 3: 1927 New York Yankees Team Photo, "The Greatest of All Time" with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 49 (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

While much of baseball history can be debated, one thing is for sure... the 1927 Yankees are the greatest team ever assembled! Babe Ruth hit a record 60 home runs, and he wasn't even the best hitter on the team that year! Their pitching came together to get the job done and their lineup put legitimate fear into the hearts of the opponents. A few different photographs were made of the team, but THIS example from Underwood and Underwood is the most iconic of them all picturing the World Series roster shortly after taking the American League pennant. Lou Gehrig anchors the top row (far left) with Babe Ruth third from the left on the top row as well. Photo is in great shape with no flaws but a miniscule corner crease, so small we were tempted to give this a perfect 10/10, but wanted to be conservative when grading such an important piece for investors. The clarity is off the charts and this has to rank as arguably the best specimen in the world. One of the most important baseball images that exists, the reverse contains a vintage paper caption (detached but present) which identifies each and every player as well as a stamp from Underwood as it comes from their archives.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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