The speech and the photo are timeless. Teammate Babe Ruth can be seen along the photo’s right edge, and a flag flies at half-mast in the background. The PSA/DNA Type 1 photo brought the second highest price in the auction, a lofty $43,200.
- A 1927 Babe Ruth 60th Home Run Original news Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1: $7,200
- A 1927 New York Yankees Original News Photograph by Cosmo-Sileo Studios, PSA/DNA Type 1: $5,040
- A 1930s Lou Gehrig Original News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1: $5,040
- An Early 1920s Babe Ruth Original News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1: $5,040
- A Late 1930s Lou Gehrig Original news Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1: $4,560
- A 1949 Jackie Robinson Original News Photograph Used for 1950 Bowman Card by Barney Stein, PSA/DNA Type 1: $4,560
- A 1928 Lou Gehrig Original News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1 (with text on the back that reads, in part, “Photo shows Lou Gehrig, heavy-hitting first baseman of the champion Yankees, whose playing has helped to keep the team in the fight for the pennant”): $4,080
- A Circa 1927 Lou Gehrig Original Photograph by Louis Van Oeyen, PSA/DNA Type 1: $4,080
Heritage Auctions’ May 20 Vintage Sports Catalog Auction brought a total of $315,824 for 135 lots.