Lot # 2093: 1939 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Original News Photo - PSA/DNA Type 1

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2020",
which ran from 7/24/2020 12:00 PM to
8/16/2020 6:00 PM

Original news photo capturing Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig posing together on the steps of the Yankees dugout prior to Game 2 of the 1939 World Series at Yankee Stadium. Encapsulated and certified as an original Type I photograph by PSA/DNA. This photo may represent the last time that Ruth and Gehrig were ever pictured together on a baseball field, as Gehrig's health deteriorated quickly afterwards. It is also one of only two examples of this historically significant photo we can ever recall seeing. An "Acme Newspictures" stamp appears on the reverse, along with the original paper news caption, dated "10-5-39." The photo (9 x 7 inches) displays a few light creases, as well as a tiny tear, along the top border. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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