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Late 1930s Gehrig/DiMaggio Type I Contact Proof Original Photos by Bill Greene (2)

Lot Number 411

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Lou Gehrig: Those who want the finest heed the call of this spectacular photograph. Taken by master photographer Bill Greene in the late 1930s, this dazzling photo captured Lou Gehrig sometime near the end of his playing days. Developed as a contact proof photo, this crystal clear shot of the "Iron Horse" is the result of a painstaking process than yields amazing image definition. Measuring 4x5, this high quality original boasts excellent gloss, even white borders and a clean surface. A few very minor condition notes are detectable upon close examination, with a corner crease at top left, a hairline wrinkle in the field at lower right and under magnification when held at just the right angle, surface impressions are visible as result of the name "Lou Gehrig" being written on the reverse. These very minor conditions are unobtrusive and do not affect the image of Gehrig. Though this sparkling eighty year-old photo technically rates as (EX-MT+) it presents like-new.


Joe DiMaggio: Joltin' Joe looks very sluggerish in this fantastic late-1930s photo. Taken by photographer Bill Greene early in DiMaggio's career, this immaculate photo was developed as a contact proof. This painstaking developing process results in incredibly sharp image definition, such as that seen in this amazing 4x5 original photo. The prized piece presents minimally as (NM+) with just slight wear on the top left corner that doesn't come anywhere near the impeccable image area and the name "Joe DiMaggio" is written delicately on the reverse with just scant traces showing unobtrusively on the top border region of the obverse, also without compromising the image area. Seen in a batting pose follow-through of his prodigious swing, the youthful "Yankee Clipper" appears so sharp you half expect him to start talking. If he did, surely he'd say take advantage of this golden opportunity to win this dynamic photo.

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