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1920s Bob Meusel News Service Photos (2)

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Batting behind Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in the mighty "Murderer's Row" lineup, outfielder Bob Meusel had plenty of chances to drive in runs and he did so with great proficiency. It's quite possible that both of these photos qualify as Type I, because each has an area of crystal-clear resolution—the make-up artist's beret in one, and the pebbles around home plate in the other.

8x10 photo with credit stamp for celebrated New York photographer Izzy Kaplan. Hand dated 1923 on the reverse, this batting pose photo makes the barrel-chested Meusel look more like a Giant than a Yankee, looming large against an empty stadium background. Presenting in (GD-VG) condition, this appealing photo also bears a written notation on the reverse that reads "Lanky Bob Meusel Yankees Outfielder at N.O." 

8x10 photo (GD, edge tears) without date or credit, that does have a printed caption affixed to the reverse, which reads "Sally O'Neil instructs Bob Meusel, World Series hero of the diamond, in the use of make-up, in his screen debut for Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer's 'Slide, Kelly, Slide'". This caption is a reference to a 1927 baseball comedy film, which was a fictionalized account of Mike "King" Kelly starring many notables, including William Haines, Harry Carey, Johnny Mack Brown, Tony Lazzeri, Irish Meusel, Mike Donlin and others.

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