An Extraordinary Relic from the Greatest Season in Yankees History!
1927 Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Signed Oversized Photograph.
This simply phenomenal signed photo was sourced from the niece of
Joe Glassenberg, who served as a bat boy for the New York Yankees
from 1926 through 1928. That's him, of course, standing at center
of the greatest slugging duo in baseball history, staring into the
camera lens with the same unsmiling look of determination shared by
his Hall of Fame friends. Purely as an image, this piece would
carry tremendous collecting appeal, providing a sharply detailed
study of the fabled Ruth and Gehrig during the storied 1927 World
Championship season. It also must be noted that the photo is
oversized, measuring a jumbo eleven by fourteen inches!
it goes without saying that photos of this magnitude were far from
common during this era, as it required no small expense to print to
these expanded dimensions. But it's the signatures, each
personalized "To Joe
" in magnificently bold black fountain
pen ink that elevate this photo to the absolute pinnacle of
collecting desirability. The image exhibits a few light scratches
at lower right, but nothing that distracts from the majesty of the
piece in the slightest. The photo is mounted to a cardboard backing
which has served its purpose of preventing creasing or tearing
admirably. Included with the signed image is an unsigned wire
photograph that finds young Joe tending to his bat boy duties
during a 1926 visit from the St. Louis Browns. Finally, our
consignor has provided us with several photocopies of a column
Glassenberg wrote for The Evening World
"Straight from the Bench
" which provided readers with an
insider's view into the Big League game. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.
Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.
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