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1927 Ruth/Gehrig/Lazzeri Original News-Service Photo - PSA/DNA Type I

Lot Number 526

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For one brief shining moment in that magical '27 season, Poosh Em Up Tony was the man of the hour and got the spotlight all to himself. It was "Tony Lazzeri Day" at Yankee Stadium—a chance for the Italian-American community to come out in droves and celebrate their hero with gifts and testimonials. Indeed, Lazzeri's popularity was such that the Red Sox and Tigers both held Tony Lazzeri Days of their own! Little do many realize, the sophomore second baseman finished third in the running for the AL home run crown behind, yes, Ruth's 60 homers and Gehrig's 47. So this pre-game shot not only shows the heart of the Murderers' Row lineup, but also the junior circuit's top three sluggers. Interestingly, Ruth congratulates Lazzeri with one hand while the other hand clutches a ball in the Bambino's old two-finger pitching grip from back in his days on the mound. This was a photo that ran in newspapers across the nation, and its still-intact paper caption from Acme Newspictures reads, "PARTICIPANTS IN TONY LAZZERI DAY AT YANKEE STADIUM / NEW YORK CITY / PHOTO SHOWS left to right Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri and Babe Ruth at the Yankee Stadium, when Tony was honored with floral wreaths and spoken tributes for his playing." Any 1927 Yankees Type I is a prized acquisition in photo-collecting circles, and it's rather rare to come across such a fine example that features this triumvirate alone together. Measuring approximately 6-1/2" x 8-1/2", it delivers perfect image focus, has been encapsulated by PSA/DNA, and includes a full LOA for Type I. There is routine peripheral newsroom usage wear.

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