Original 1927 World Series News Photo - Ruth, Gehrig, and the Waner Brothers - PSA/DNA Type 1

Sold For: $1,560

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1638

Item Year: 1927

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Original news photo capturing Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, and Paul and Lloyd Waner (aka "Big Poison" and "Little Poison"), shaking hands prior to a game during the 1927 World Series. Certified as a Type 1 news photo by PSA/DNA. Just as the Pirates were no match for the Yankees and their fabled "Murderers' Row" lineup in the 1927 World Series, the Waner brothers also failed to match their celebrated rivals in the Series. Although Paul and Lloyd provided most of the offense for the Pirates, batting .333 and .400 respectively, they only combined for three RBI and no home runs. In contrast, Ruth and Gehrig combined for two home runs and eleven RBI in the Yankees' decisive four-game sweep of the Bucs. This is an outstanding photo capturing four future Hall of Famers during the height of their respective careers. An N.E.A credit stamp, dated "Oct 12 1927," appears on the reverse, as do the handwritten names of each player. The photo (10 x 8 inches) displays a tiny chip in the upper left corner, a number of light creases, and two small pieces of mounting tape on the reverse. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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