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Lot # 1049: 1920s-40s Baseball Original Photograph Collection w/Babe Ruth & Charles Conlon (12)

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Classic",
which ran from 2/25/2024 10:00 AM to
3/16/2024 10:00 PM

Collection of twelve vintage press photos dating from the 1920s through the 1940s. Each of these photos originates from the 1996 Christies sale of the "Baseball Magazine" archives and has a 1996 Christies hologram label affixed to the reverse. Highlights include a 1932 Associated Press photo of Babe Ruth and his hunting party posing next to the alligator that Ruth shot in Florida, a Charles Conlon photo of Sam Jones (New York Yankees) bearing Conlon's handwritten name and identification on the reverse, and a Paul Thompson (credit stamp) photo of a New York Yankees player (identified as "Walsh" in pencil on the reverse, but might be misidentified). Additional photos picture the Meusel brothers (Bob and Irish; two different photos), Monte Pearson, George Selkirk, Johnny Pesky, Bill Dickey, and Ernie Lombardi. Nine of the photos are accompanied by either the full or partial paper news caption affixed to the reverse. Sizes range from 4.5x6.5" to 11x8", with all but three measuring approximately 8.5x6.5." Please note: While we believe many of the photos to be original Type I examples, none have been evaluated by PSA, so no guarantees are made regarding specific Type designations.

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