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Description1910's Home Run Baker Original News Service Photograph by Thompson/Harris & Ewing, PSA/DNA Type 1. Possessing one of the best nicknames in all of baseball, Frank "Home Run" Baker won the American League's home run crown four times during his storied Hall of Fame career, despite not reaching the century mark in longballs for his career.
Measuring 5x7" the offered original news service photograph features stampings from both Paul Thompson and Harris & Ewing on the reverse along with a typed paper caption and black grease pencil identifying the slugger. Obverses shows Baker in full Athletics garb for what appears to be batting practice. A Harris & Ewing watermark is found in the lower left corner. Silvering visible in the darker areas of the photo, which displays remarkably. LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.
Guide Value or Estimate: $500 - up.
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