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Exceptional high-quality lot of vintage action news service photos featuring major superstars of baseball history, all in the act of sliding. A slide is only necessary in the closest of plays so there is the highest amount of tension possible in all of these images as the games often hang in the balance of these big plays. This lot includes 14 such photos, most featuring top stars. Listed chronilogically. Superb shot of George Kelly guiding home a sliding Emil Meusel during the 1921 World Series vs. the Yankees at the Polo Grounds in Game 3. 8" x 10". EX. 1923 Frankie Frisch going into first base the hard way against Brooklyn. 6-1/2" x 8-1/4". VG. 1924 George Kelly watches helplessly as teammate Jack Bently is thrown out at the plate in Game 5 of World Series. 8" x 10". EX. 1924 A slightly different image of previous play shot a half-second earlier. 8" x 10". EX+. 1925 violent collision in spring game between Atlanta Crackers and Detroit Tigers. 6-1/2" x 8-1/2". EX-MT. 1934 Babe Ruth tagged out at the plate by Mickey Cochrane at Yankee Stadium game snapping Tigers' 14-game win streak. 7" x 9", EX. 1935 Dizzy Dean slides home while winning 25th game of the season at Philadelphia. 6-1/2" x 10", EX. 1937 Mel Ott safe at third. 7" x 9", EX+. 1939 Joe DiMaggio safe at first in Game 1 of World Series vs. Cincinnati. 7" x 9", EX. 1939 Mel Ott safe at third vs. Reds. 6-1/2" x 8-1/2", EX. 1944 Stan Musial stealing home in city series game with the Browns, the team they would later meet in the World Series that year. 7" x 9", EX-MT. 1948 Joe DiMaggio called safe at third. 7" x 9", VG-EX. 1948 Stan Musial safe at home vs. Reds at Crosley. 7" x 9", EX+. 1956 Stan Musial safe at home vs. Brooklyn. 8" x 10", EX-MT. All from the George Michael Collection with identifying hologram on the backs.
1920's-40's Sliding Action News Service Photos (14) Featuring Ruth, DiMaggio Musial and Ott
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