The 1927 World Series was the jewel in the cap of the Yankees "Murderers Row" crown. It represented the culmination of greatness as they would sweep the Pittsburgh Pirates and take their rightful place in history as the greatest baseball team ever assembled. The offered image from the first game of the series in Pittsburgh (Forbes Field) shows the pre-game festivities about to wind up and the game about to begin. The stands are packed, and the photographers (Charles Conlon among them) are heading to the side of the field with their heavy cameras over their shoulders to record the first pitch (a large crowd has already gathered over there). A few Yankees are milling around home plate, one hitting grounders, while the others inspect the surroundings. Under magnification, every spectator near the field can be seen, leaning to catch a glimpse of the first pitch, or watching Gehrig and Ruth warming up etc. Its ALL in here and easily seen due to the intense clarity of this image. Issued by NEA and stamped on the back, note this is a reversed image for engraving by newspaper artists. Condition is likewise quite nice with some minimal handling wear.
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 9.5/10