19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,125
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
BABE RUTH, LOU GEHRIG & JACKIE MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPH
Original photograph of Hall of Famers Babe Ruth (1895-1948) and Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) with professional female pitcher Jackie Mitchell (1913-1987). The seventeen year old Mitchell famously struck out the pair during an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 1st, 1931. The verso is stamped From Acme Newspictures, Inc., date stamped MAY 2 1931 and has an affixed caption tag.
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.
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