“Baseball Magazine” Cover and Inside-Cover Photos of Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio.
Lot 368. “Baseball Magazine” Cover and Inside-Cover Photos of Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio. Babe Ruth is shown once in this collection, Lou Gehrig, three times, and Joe DiMaggio, twice. These New York Yankees’ Hall of Fame stars are on three front covers and three photos inside a cover. The front covers are: Oct. 1921, illustration of Babe Ruth by Benton Henderson Clark, a widely respected Ohio artist who specialized in Western art. The full-color cover shows Ruth following through on his swing and beginning to run the base path. April 1935, a black & white head and shoulders photo of a smiling Lou Gehrig. Aug. 1939, Gehrig sitting on the dugout steps, b&w photo. The inside-cover photos, all b&w, are: March 1932, Lou Gehrig holding a bat with the caption “Lou Gehrig, Yankee star, whose formidable stickwork was a feature of 1931.” July 1936, Joe DiMaggio holding a bat, “Jolting Joe DiMaggio of the Yankees, the year’s most talked about rookie.” And Jan. 1942, DiMaggio, following through with his swing, “Joe DiMaggio, voted the Most Valuable Player in the American League for 1941.” The Aug. 1939 cover with Gehrig has a photo of Wee Willie Keeler on the inside. These covers and photos range from g to vg on the side with the Yankee photo. Winning Bid $25.