Lot # 158: 1927 Hack Wilson (HOF), Riggs Stephenson, Earl Webb 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

Gorgeous 8" x 10" original news service photo of Hack Wilson, Earl Webb, and Riggs Stephenson of the Chicago Cubs prior to Opening Day at Wrigley Field in 1927. While the future Hall of Famer, Wilson would go 0-3 on the day, Webb was 2-2 with a home run surrendered by Grover Cleveland Alexander and Stephenson impressed, going 3-4 with a double in the 10-1 rout of visiting St. Louis. Photo remains a beautiful piece of early baseball-related press photography supported by perfect light and Chicago's vibrant home uniforms of the late-1920's. Interestingly, the building above Earl Webb and Hack Wilson still stands to this day and can be seen in modern photos depicting Wrigley Field's outfield wall and beyond. All four corners of photo have been lightly worn, and discoloration around the edges of verso persist as the only blemishes worthy of note. Verso also displays large Pacific & Atlantic credit stamping below an affixed paper caption. A fresh-to-the-hobby example from the personal collection of long-time Baltimore area broadcaster, Ted Patterson. Authenticated and encapsulated as a Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA.

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