Lot # 100: 1934 Hank Greenberg PSA Type I Original Wide World Photo – Measures Approx. 7” x 9” – Full PSA Type 1 LOA

Category: Memorabilia

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 14 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Historical Rarities Winter Auction",
which ran from 12/20/2017 12:00 PM to
1/13/2018 7:00 PM

(LOT 100)
1934 Hank Greenberg PSA Type I Original Wide World Photo – Measures Approx. 7" x 9" – Full PSA Type 1 LOA

This superb 1934 Hank Greenberg 7"x 9" PSA Type 1 Wide World Photo portrays the Hall of Fame slugger revealing his period style 1st baseman's mitt. Incredible clarity and resolution elevate the image to a world-class marvel, with its clean obverse side surface placing it as a "must have" for the discerning collector. The verso reflects the critical WIDE WORLD PHOTO credit stamp and "5/3/34" dated caption that reads as follows: "Although Hank Greenberg, lanky slugger and first baseman of the Detroit Tigers, can stretch about as far as anyone in baseball, he believes in taking no chances. His glove is about the biggest in the game, and is further adorned with a lacing between the thumb and forefinger that makes it almost impossible for a ball to get out, once it sinks in there.

Other players humorously point out that the chief danger is in losing the ball, once it sinks into the depths of the "lobster pot." Any high-end artifact representing "Hammerin" Hank Greenberg is highly coveted by the collecting community. Playing only 9 full seasons in the Major Leagues (he lost almost a full 4 years due to WWII), while Greenberg's lifetime statistics aren't record setting, they were surely productive. Winner of 2 MVP awards, he averaged over 35 homers and a 'staggering' 140+ RBI's, with 1938 being his greatest season when he chased Babe Ruth's legendary 60 home run mark, finishing at 58. Along with Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig, he will forever be considered one of baseball's greatest 1st baseman to ever to step into the batter's box, justifying why this brilliant Greenberg image stands as a noteworthy illustration for any serious collection! – Full PSA/DNA Type I LOA

MIN BID $200

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