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    1916 Boston Red Sox Team Photograph by Bain, PSA/DNA Type 1. The greatest titan in the sport's history looks downright tiny in this remarkable team image of the 1916 World Champs, the boyish Babe Ruth wedged into the front row next to the Sox' bat boy. Just twenty-one years old, the future Home Run King would finish the 1916 season with only seven career dingers, but his American League-leading 1.75 earned run average and his thirteen scoreless innings in a World Series Game Two marathon victory put the baseball world on notice of the glory to come.

    Like the young Red Sox southpaw, the man on the other side of the camera would also make a name for himself as one of the greats of the game. George Grantham Bain is counted on a single hand among the most collectible of baseball photographers, and this flawlessly executed image provides insight into the reason why. The 5x7" shot features perfect contrast and flips to reveal period stamping on reverse, notably text announcing, "Boston Red Sox, playing for World's Championship, Oct. 7, 1916." Later "Culver Pictures" stamping appears as well. Some chipping on the edges is evident but the central focus is unaffected, and the image could easily be matted and framed to a virtual NRMT appearance. LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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