Lot 357. Babe Ruth 11”x14” Limited Edition Silver Gelatin 1915 Boston Red Sox Image. This museum-quality photo, numbered 343, was hand-printed on acid-free paper from the original glass negative. Ruth won 18 games in 1915 for the Red Sox and batted .315 in the process. The season also included his first major league home run. The photo comes with its “Baseball Antiquities” certificate and is housed in its original book-like folder.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 358. 4 Wire Photos – Ty Cobb, 1942 and 1947 (Rizzuto) Yankees World Series Action. All show players sliding into bases, sometimes successfully and sometimes not. Ty Cobb is the subject of what appears to be an Associated Press wire photo trimmed to 4.75” x 5.75”. The photo appeared in an unidentified newspaper on July 19, 196, two days after the Hall of Fame outfielders’ passing. Vg-ex with cropping and edit marks. In an Oct. 1, 1942 Acme Telephoto that measures 7” x 9”, the Cardinals’ Whitey Kurowski tags the Yankees’ Tuck Stainback for an out in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the World Series. The throw to Kurowski came from Enos Slaughter. Pitcher Johnny Beazley is in the photo, and so is umpire George Magerkurth. The Cardinals won, 4-3. Vg-ex sepia photo, caption attached. An original International News photo show Phil Rizzuto of the Yankees tagging pinch hitter Pete Reiser of the Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1947 World Series on Oct. 4. Vg+ 6” x 6.5” photo with a caption from a Spanish-language newspaper on the back. The fourth photo captures the Yankees’ Gerry Coleman attempting to turn a double play as Phil Masi of the White Sox slides below him. The 7” x 7.25” photo is dated June 17, 1950, and is from the “Cleveland Press.” The Yankees won the game at Yankee Stadium, 4-3. Vg. This group includes a Ty Cobb photos, two World Series and three Yankees photos.
Winning Bid $15