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1939 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Original News Photo - PSA/DNA Type 1

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $711

Original Acme news photo capturing Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig together on the steps of the dugout at the 1939 World Series at Yankee Stadium. Encapsulated and certified as a Type 1 Original News Service 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. This is the first example of this historically significant photo we can ever recall seeing. An original newspaper clipping featuring this photo, date stamped "Oct 10 1939," appears on the reverse. The newspaper photo is credited "Acme Photo" in the lower right. There is heavy editorial outlining and shading to both Ruth and Gehrig's hands, as well as the bats they are holding. A few minor creases are also evident throughout. In Very Good condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $711

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