Hank Greenberg acknowledges the crowd at Tiger Stadium in this original 7" x 9" news service photograph from Acme Newspictures. The two-time MVP had just completed the 12th campaign of his major league career in Detroit, with his his prime years in baseball famously interrupted by three years of military service as World War 2 raged on. Despite leading the the American League with 44 home runs in 1946 Greenberg signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates for 1947 following a salary dispute with his former club. He would retire after a single season in Pittsburgh and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1956.
A well worn yet highly presentable photo, this example exhibits considerable splitting throughout the emulsion layer. This is less evident when viewed at a distance but is apparent upon close inspection. Editorial crop marks in red and light toning can also be found throughout surface of the photo. Verso displays dark staining at the bottom edge with a published example of the image affixed over Acme credit stamping and pencil notations. Measures 7" x 9" and includes full LOA from PSA/DNA.