1926 Babe Ruth & Rogers Hornsby Meet Before Game #1 of the 1926 World Series - Type I Underwood & Underwood Photo - Measures Approx. 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" - PSA Type I LOA
The 1926 World Series would see the mighty New York Yankees face the National League "Red Birds" St. Louis Cardinals champs in a tightly contested 7-game series. The Yankees were led by their incomparable slugger, Babe Ruth, who finished another sensational campaign by clouting 47 round trippers, knocking in 153 runs and batting a robust .372. Likewise, the Cardinals proudly showcased another hitting star of their own, the great Rogers Hornsby, who was widely considered baseball's foremost hitter via his unfathomable five-year run from 1921 thru 1925 that produced three .400+ batting seasons and a record-setting .401 batting average!
Player/manager Hornsby would eventually lead his Cardinals to the 1926 World Championship, with game 7 being saved by the legendary Grover Alexander who, in the 7th inning of relief, struck out Tony Lazzeri with the bases loaded while seemingly in the midst of a serious "hangover" from the night before. However, no doubt the Fall Classic focus was place on both Ruth and Hornsby who were the premier and sluggers for each team. This classic PSA Type 1 photo depicts these two baseball immortals greeting each other shaking hands in a leisurely moment before Game #1 of the Series at Yankee Stadium.
Measuring approximately 6-1/2" x 8-1/2", the crystal clear central image eludes the diagonal creases extended from the left perimeter to lower edge as well as the modest upper right corner chip. Both Ruth and Hornsby exhibit good-natured grins as they poetically meet before waging their fierce "on the filed" battle for the next seven games. The verso reflects the both the significant caption (detailing Ruth & Hornsby's "get together") and Underwood & Underwood credit stamp, the final exclamation points for an original photo portraying two of our National Pastime's greatest sluggers to ever grace a batter's box! - Full PSA Type I LOA
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