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1938 New York Yankees Team Photograph

Lot Number 691

Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/07/2010 16:00:00 
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Description

This original 1938 New York Yankees team photograph depicts a vaunted squad that captured its third successive title. Telling likenesses include those of a youthful DiMaggio, Dickey, McCarthy and Gehrig. Framed to dimensions of 15-1/2 x 23-1/2", this period photo maintains crisp registration and is consistent with the portrait that was hung in the front offices at Yankee Stadium (according to the consignor).

Equal parts triumphant and sad, the offered vintage photograph portrays a pinstriper championship version, true, but also captures the ever-humble Lou Gehrig in what was to be his final full season before succumbing to the fatal disease that bears his name. This is the type of photograph that was prominently displayed at area establishments in support and proclamation of the club's championship status. But the lack of handling evidence and discoloration inherent to examples that have been displayed in public places supports the consignor's claim of this having hung in the clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. Along the lower border, player identifications are listed as they appeared on the original negative. 
 
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