Lot # 182: 1927 New York Yankees World Championship PSA Type I Encapsulated Underwood & Underwood Photo – Measures Approx. 8” x 10”

Category: Photos

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 182)
1927 New York Yankees World Championship PSA Type I Encapsulated Underwood & Underwood Photo – Measures Approx. 8" x 10"

The exalted 1927 Yankee season is arguably considered the greatest team in baseball history. Led by Babe Ruth's 60 home runs and Lou Gehrig's MVP season, "Murderers' Row" (Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Meusel and Combs) paved the way for the Yankees winning an amazing 110 games against only 44 loses, a "cake-walk" to the American League Pennant behind the wizardry of HOF manager Miller Huggins. As an almost anticlimax, the Yankees would eventually claim their second world championship by easily sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates in an uncontested four games. As a fitting testament for that unparalleled season, presented here just happens to be a stellar 8" x 10" PSA Type I photo of the 1927 New York Yankees, taken by the renowned Underwood & Underwood news service directly after they won the AL Pennant. Emanating superb aesthetics, this 96-year-old heirloom portrays outstanding contrast and clarity, with the only noteworthy flaws being an extremely round upper left corner as well as a diminutive chip along the upper left edge.

Most significantly, the spine-tingling central image has eluded any obtrusive blemishes, revealing a relatively clean surface. All the iconic Yankees are present including Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Combs, Meusel, Hoyt, Pennock, Shawky, Huggins and so many more of the stars that comprised this immortal team (Gehrig and Ruth are standing in the top row first and third from the left, respectively). Miller Huggins is seated in the middle of the second row, and even the renowned team mascot Eddie Bennet is included, sitting in the front row on the far right. The flipside includes the critical Underwood & Underwood News credit stamp, the final thumbs up for one of the most revered team photos extant. A truly historic image reflecting seven Cooperstown Inductees, it transcends the collector back to a definitive moment of time when Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and their remaining Yankee teammates turned the baseball world upside-down with their Goliath 1927 performance!

MIN BID $300

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