Type 1 Photography

Exceptional 1949 Jackie Robinson Original News Photo by Barney Stein Used for Robinson's 1950 Bowman Card - PSA/DNA Type 1
Rare Original 1915 Babe Ruth & Father Mounted Photograph - "Babe Ruth's Cafe" - PSA/DNA Type 1
1925 Walter Johnson and Ty Cobb News Photo PSA/DNA Type 1 - Walter Johnson's Personal Copy!
1922 Babe Ruth and Joe Bush News Photo PSA/DNA Type 1

Type 1 Photography

Original photography has always been a favorite with collectors and historians as it captures things exactly as they happened and offers us a look into the past that we might not otherwise ever get to see. In recent years, the area of photograph collecting has seen a great boom as collectors gravitate to Type 1 certified original photos. As with most areas of collecting, photos with major stars, such as Ruth or Gehrig, and other Hall of Famers seem to generate the most excitement. Another popular subcategory revolves around photography used to produce cards. This auction features a wide array of Type 1 photographs, most of which fall into the most popular collecting categories. In the card category, this auction features the original photograph used to produce Jackie Robinson’s 1950 Bowman card, Ty Cobb’s 1928 Star Player Candy card, and the iconic 1948 Bowman George Mikan rookie card. Several original photographs directly from the Estate of Walter Johnson are offered, including stunning images capturing him with Christy Mathewson and Ty Cobb. Babe Ruth is well represented in images spanning his career and even in one incredibly rare oversized image dating to 1915, which shows him tending bar in his father’s Baltimore saloon. The history of the game is captured in dozens of original photographs, all certified as original Type 1, presented throughout this auction.


1928 Ty Cobb Original Photo Used For His 1928 Star Player Candy Card PSA/DNA Type 1
1928 Ty Cobb Original Photo Used For His 1928 Star Player Candy Card PSA/DNA Type 1
Finest Known 1948 George Mikan Original Photo - Used For 1948 Bowman Basketball Rookie Card - Signed By Mikan! - PSA/DNA Type 1
1931 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig News Photo PSA/DNA Type 1 - with "Jackie" Mitchell - The Only Woman to Strike Out Ruth and Gehrig!