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    Spectacular 1920's - 30's Type 1 Photo of Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Factory - From Sporting News Collection. What little boy hasn't dreamed of it being two outs in the bottom of the ninth in game 7 of the World Series and you are at bat. With one swing of your bat you become the hero of an adoring crowd as you just put another souvenir over the outfield wall. Some may look at this photo and foolishly think is simply a delivery of "a load of ash being delivered to the front door" if the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., the makers of Louisville Slugger. From the immortals like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig who used Louisville Slugger bats to gather an adoring crowds down to the thousands of youngsters in sandlots across America where Louisville Slugger allowed them to be the hero of the day. What you are seeing is not just a truck-load of wood about to burst out the front of its loosely confined trailer. This is the genesis of dreams. Images like this are very rare. The photo in linen backed with an official Sporting News Collection hologram, a pair of numeric pencil editorial directives and cut sheet explanation. A Generation 1 photo, meaning this print was made directly from the original negative within one to five years of creation. This archive included photographs by men like Brace, Burke, Conlon and many others. Do not mistake this this for a more common wire photo which would offer photographer credit, publishing notes, dates, etc. Any doubt will be put to rest once one sees the tremendous quality of the image that offers stunning detail - you can read the small lettering of the Hillerich & Bradsby sign - and a full range of values and contrast. We would think there will be spirited bidding among the photo and game used bat specialists for this amazing addition.


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    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
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