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Vintage 1930s Baseball and Boxing News-Photo Collection (8) with Ruth, Gehrig, and Joe Louis

Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $240

Collection of eight vintage news photos, dating from the 1930s, capturing stars of both the baseball diamond and boxing ring. Each of the photos is trimmed to its current dimensions and is otherwise in Good to Very Good condition overall. 1) Photo (5.75 x 7 inches) of Babe Ruth as a member of the Boston Braves in 1935. No markings on reverse. 2) Associated Press photo (8 x 6.25 inches of Lou Gehrig sliding into second base against the Senators. Handwritten caption and date ("5/20/36") on reverse. 3) Photo (8 x 5.75 inches) of Babe Ruth and his wife Claire accepting an award from the Boy Scouts of America. Hand dated "Jan 5th 38" on reverse. 4) Photo (5.5 x 7.75 inches) of Jack Dempsey speaking on the phone. No markings on reverse. 5 ) Photo (7.75 x 5.75 inches) of Jack Dempsey seated at a desk. No markings on reverse. 6) International News photo (5.75 x 7.75 inches) of Jimmy Braddock at training camp prior to the Joe Louis fight. Handwritten caption and date ("6/3/37") on reverse. 7) International News photo (7.5 x 5.5 inches) of Jimmy Braddock, Bill Dickey, George Selkirk, and J. Edgar Hoover, seated at a restaurant table signing autographs for female admirers. Handwritten caption and date ("10/6/36") on reverse. 8) International News photo (8.5 x 7 inches) of Joe Louis and his trainer Jack Blackburn seated at ringside. Handwritten caption and date ("5/27/36") on reverse. Total: 8 photos. SOLD FOR $240


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