Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Original News Photo Collection (3)

Sold For: $240

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1946

Item Year: 1945

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Collection of three original news photos capturing either Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig. 1) Photo of Lou Gehrig packing his suitcase in preparation for his travel down to spring training in 1937. A Wide World Photos Inc., credit stamp appears on the reverse, as do a few editorial notations. Complete with its original paper news caption dated 2/19/37. 7 x 9.25 inches. Vg, with creases and pinholes in the corners. 2) Photo of Babe Ruth making a speech at Yankee Stadium in 1947. Ruth was terminally ill at the time and the Yankees and all of baseball honored him on this day for his contributions to the game. A United Press International Newpictures credit stamp appears on the reverse. Complete with its original paper news caption dated 4/27/47. 8.5 x 6.5 inches. Ex. 3) Photo of Ruth late in life smoking a cigar. An International News Photo credit stamp appears on the reverse. Complete with its original credit stamp dated 12/17/48 (published after his death). 5 x 7 inches. Ex. Total: 3 photos.
Reserve $200. Estimate (open).


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