19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 47,500
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
1914 PROVIDENCE GRAYS TEAM PHOTOGRAPH
Imperial cabinet photograph of the 1914 Providence Grays featuring Babe Ruth in his rookie season. After debuting for his local Baltimore Orioles and making his big league debut for the Boston Red Sox, 19-year old Ruth was optioned to the Providence Grays to sharpen his skills and get some quality playing time. He ended up leading the Grays to an International League title behind an 8-3 record. Additional players include Albert Platt, Guy Tutwiller, Carl Mays, G. Cooper, Eddie Onslow, Bradley Kocher, Dave Shean, Matty McIntire, Dugan Trainer, Paddy Bauman, Totts Shultz, Eddie Wright, Ralph Cowstock, Bunny Fabricue, William Donavan, Manager Rabbitt Powell, Roy Bentley and Jack Onslow.
Image, 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.
Framed, 18 x 15 in.
General Photo Co. 131 Washington St. Providence, RI
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