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Lot # 945: 1940 First Night Game at the Polo Grounds Photograph (PSA Type I)

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Item was in Auction "Late Fall Classic 2021",
which ran from 11/14/2021 7:00 PM to
12/11/2021 10:00 PM

Original Type I photograph capturing game action during the first night game in Polo Grounds history on May 24, 1940. Taken from the perspective of the mezzanine along the first-base side, the photo shows the entire infield and a portion of the outfield. The original paper news caption (dated 5/25/40) remains attached to the reverse. According to the caption, the Giants were victorious under the lights that night, defeating the Boston Bees 8-1. A Brown Brothers credit label is also affixed to the reverse. 1940 marked the debut of night baseball for many Major League stadiums and lights quickly became popular with both fans and team owners. The photo measures 9x7” and displays a corner chip and light creasing. VG. Culled from the legendary Brown Brothers Photo Archive. Accompanied by a full LOA from PSA.

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