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1927 New York Yankees Souvenir Team Photograph
Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $411.25
Extraordinary 1927 New York Yankees souvenir team photograph (8 x 10 inches) with facsimile signatures. We believe this print was issued in 1927 as a souvenir for players or fans. It is of extraordinary quality in all respects. Taken during spring training, the image features an incredible forty-three team members of the 1927 Yankees, including manager Miller Huggins and coaches. The major stars, such as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, are of course included, but because this photograph was taken at spring training, also included are some aspiring Yankees who didn't make the final cut. Each player is identified with a facsimile autograph. Over the years, we have seen two examples of this photograph which are actually signed by the players. On these photos, the players in the front row have actually signed with white ink, just as appears on this print, to allow for ideal contrast when reproduced. The caption "St. Petersburg - Florida - March 20th 1927" appears in the lower left corner. The team photograph captures the following players: Koenig, Morehart, Adams, Paschal, Wera, O'Leary, Gannon, Miller Huggins, G. Davis, Fletcher, Funk, Gazella, Shawkey, Phillips, Shocker, Bengough, Nee, Wood, Bennett, Thomas, Krichell, Dugan, Babe Ruth, Ruether, Collins, Beall, Chesterfield, Hoyt, V. Davis, Flickinger, Moore, Pipgras, Williams, Ferrell, Wiltse, Lou Gehrig, Combs, Meusel, H. Johnson, Giard, Grabowski, Durst, and Lazzeri. The facsimile signatures of four team executives, including Ed Barrow and Jacob Ruppert, appear along the top border. The photo (8 x 10 inches) displays a few tiny surface wrinkles and is otherwise in apparent Excellent condition. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 12.5 x 10.5 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $411.25
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