Lot # 183: 1950 Roy Campanella & Duke Snider (HOF) Original Type 1 News Service Photo (PSA/DNA)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Original 1950 news service photo of fellow future Hall of Famers Roy Campanella and Duke Snider inspecting the innards of a baseball. Was the ball juiced or were these two sluggers simply approaching the height of their powers? Snider and Campanella launched 31 home runs apiece that year with Snider eventually belting more homers than any other player during the decade. Just three seasons later, in 1953, "Campy" became the first catcher in Major League Baseball history to hit 40+ home runs in a single season. Photo is a wonderful depiction of the pair as young men (Snider was 23, Campy 28), and is free of obvious flaws aside from typical light creasing and chipping around the outer edges. Verso includes full paper auction over red International credit stamping and handwritten identifiers of the players appears in ballpoint at the bottom. Measures 6.5" x 8.5". Authenticated as a Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA.

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