Lou Gehrig stretches and it appears he makes the putout of Lloyd Waner on this play in the 1927 World Series, but that’s not the way the umpire saw it.
The photo was issued by the Associated Press on October 8 and was likely seen in newspapers across the country where photo editors who wrote the caption asked the fans to study it and make their own call.
The 6x8” image was originally in the archives of the Cleveland News.
It’s one of over 350 images now up for bid at RMYAuctions.com including numerous original shots of Gehrig, Babe Ruth and other sports stars dating back decades. The auction ends August 12.
We caught up with RMY’s Rhys Yeakley inside their booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland to talk about the market for vintage sports photos.