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    1934 Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig & Others Tour of Japan Type 1 News Photograph. Several efforts had been made prior to 1934 to bring the game of baseball overseas, but it was the 1934 squad that toured Japan that really made the headlines. Led by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Manager Connie Mack, the team was welcomed like royalty in the Far East, and baseball soon became a Japanese fixture following the tour.

    This lot is one of the only original type one news photographs known of the 1934 squad, published by International News Photos. Measuring 6.5x8.5," the image has been framed to 15x17." Players in the photo include Ruth, Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Charlie Gehringer, Earl Averill, Lefty Gomez, Lefty O'Doul, Moe Berg and more. Likely a once in a lifetime opportunity to own the only type one news service photo of this team we are aware of.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
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