1927 Bustin' Babes Team Image with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig & Christy Walsh - PSA Type 1 Encapsulated Christy Walsh Syndicate Photo - Measures Approx. 8" x 10"
In 1927, the New York Yankees crushed their opposition, virtually "cake walking" to their second World Championship with a climatic 4-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The dynamic duo of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig led this unparalleled squad, with their record-setting assault on the fences eventually leading to the "Bambino's" unfathomable 60 home runs. Virtually every American was captivated by these incredible sluggers, which prompted Ruth and Gehrig's renowned agent Christy Walsh to organize a Continental U.S. tour directly after the 1927 World Series. Dubbed the "Bustin' Babes and Larrupin' Lou's Barnstorming Tour, Ruth and Gehrig would play in towns & cities without Major League ball clubs in order to provide deprived fans a grand opportunity to see these legendary giants.
Starting in New York and sweeping across America to the California coast, Ruth and Gehrig would be the sole Major League players, with each respective town providing local players to round out the teams. Both young and old admirers of these baseball icons were afforded their "once in a lifetime" opportunity to see the two Yankee stars perform live, and the tour was such a huge success that it was repeated in the fall of 1928 after the Yankees claimed their second consecutive championship. Presented here is one of the extremely desirable barnstorming photos, a sensational 8" x 10" original Type I image issued by the iconic Christy Walsh Syndicate.
Ruth and Gehrig are posing with the Bustin' Babes" team at Yankee Stadium on October 8, 1927 (immediately following their Fall Classic triumph over Pittsburgh), with the "Iron Horse" wearing his white "Larrupin Lou's" uniform and Walsh situated directly between the "Babe" and "Lou". Impeccable resolution and contrast elevate the image to world-class stature, with the negligible stray wrinkles, and edge chipping (upper right, lower, and left edges) not impeding the outstanding central image aesthetics. The verso reveals some pencil notations relating to Ruth and Gehrig as well as: "Photo taken at Yankee Stadium Oct 8, 1927". Obviously taken by Walsh to promote his upcoming Barnstorming Tour, this "spine-tingling" keepsake portrays our National Pastime's greatest slugging duo ever during the height of their unequivocal playing excellence!
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