1926 World Series – Babe Ruth Sliding Safely Into 2nd Base in Game #6 - PSA Type 1 Encapsulated Underwood & Underwood Photo – Measures Approx. 6-1/2" x 8-1/4"
The flamboyant Babe Ruth posted one of his finest seasons ever in 1926, walloping 47 dingers, batting in 153 runs, posting a .372 batting average and compiling a sensational 1.253 OPS! The Bambino would be the driving force in leading the Yankees to the 1926 AL Pennant. In the momentous Fall Classic, the Yankees would face-off against the St. Louis Cardinals, with the legendary players being Ruth, Gehrig, Hornsby and Alexander. After five hard-fought contests, the Yankees would claim a 3-2 game advantage, coming home to Yankee Stadium needing only one more win to claim their second title. Unfortunately for the Yanks, they would not be able to win that final game in New York, with the Cardinals, led by Grover Alexander's win (Game #6) and save (Game #7), taking the next two games and World Championship.
This extremely scarce Underwood & Underwood photo portrays the immortal Babe Ruth sliding safely into second base in the sixth inning of Game #6 that the Yankees would ultimately lose 10-2. A rare and candid illustration measuring approximately 6-1/2" x 8-1/4", it resides as one of the few action photos you will ever come across from the '26 World Series. Other than a modest upper left corner chip and some upper border light notations, it has retained a majority of its original splendor, with the Redbird's HOF 2nd baseman Rogers Hornsby and shortstop Thevenow right in the thick of things. The reverse side caption detailing the play and critical Underwood & Underwood credit stamp are the final exclamation points for this seldom-surfacing heirloom that conjures up hallowed memories for one of the Babe's most dominating seasons in the Big Apple!
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