News photo of Rogers Hornsby that was later used in the production of his 1933 Goudey baseball card #188. Certified as an original Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA. Original photos used in the production of baseball cards are rare. The fact that this particular photo features a prominent Hall of Fame player and was used in the production of one of the most famous sets of all time makes it an extraordinary discovery. The photo captures Hornsby, who was player/manager of the St. Louis Browns at the time, gesturing while he surveys the field from the top step of the dugout. The photo, which has been trimmed to its current dimensions, is mounted to a cardboard backing and displays heavy editorial shading, particularly to Hornsby's outstretched hand. (The photo has been hand trimmed and much of the left portion of the image shown here is painted cardboard.) There is a partial newspaper clipping of this photo, date stamped "Jul 22 1937," on the reverse of the cardboard backing (the date stamp indicates the last time this image was used for publication). The actual photo measures approximately 4.5 x 7.25 inches, while the cardboard mount measures 5.25 x 8 inches. In Excellent condition overall. This is a remarkable photo and one that would be perfect for display alongside the actual card. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).
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