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    1940's Josh Gibson News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1. They called him the Babe Ruth of the Negro Leagues, and many today believe that Gibson deserves the throne as the career Home Run King. But just as Negro League records were not carefully saved, neither was a great deal of memorabilia from the cash-strapped organization. This is the finest period image we've encountered of the greatest black slugger of the pre-integration era, a crystal-clear 8x10" that is misidentified in the header as "c. 1930s." The patches on the left sleeve of Gibson's uniform are War era, most likely 1944. Any wear is all but entirely confined to the white border area, leaving the image itself in wonderful condition. Stamping from "McNeill News Photo Service" on verso, along with handwritten photo editor notations. Encapsulated "Type 1" by PSA/DNA.

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