This captivating archive begins with exceptional high-quality New York Times "rag" editions (routine spine wear from binder removal) covering every game of the 1927 World Series. Most significantly, the 10/9/27 NYT issue features a front-page Ruth/Gehrig action image captioned, "Combs and Ruth Scoring on the Babe's Home Run at Yankee Stadium Yesterday," along with an interior-page sepia rotogravure section of Forbes Field game-action images (5) and posed images (2 w/Huggins/D. Bush and Ruth/Gehrig/Waner Bros.).
Included as well (individual pages unless noted as sections) are: 4/30/27 Des Moines Register - "Ruth Swings Mean Bat as Yanks Win 9-0" (FR/GD). 7/4/27 Des Moines Register - "Babe Ruth Hits No. 26 to Equal Gehrig's Mark". 7/12/27 Des Moines Register - "Like Starting Over" (w/Ruth/Gehrig head shots and batting grips). 7/27/27 Des Moines Register - "Ruth, Gehrig Shine as Yanks Win Twice." 8/11/27 Des Moines Register - "Ruth Hits 36th Home Run as Yanks Win (w/Ruth image). 9/14/27 Des Moines Register sports section - "Ruth's Two Homers Help Yanks Clinch Pennant." 9/17/27 Des Moines Register - "Ruth Bangs No. 53 As Yanks Cop 100th Battle" (w/Ruth image). 9/19/27 Des Moines Register sports section - "Ruth Slams No. 54 As Yanks Capture Doublet" (w/front-page action image of Dempsey-Tunney). 9/22/27 Des Moines Register sports section - "Ruth's No. 55 Saves Yanks From Shutout." 10/1/27 Red Bluff Daily News section - "Pittsburgh Wins Pennant; Ruth After Record" (FR/GD). 10/9/27 New York Times rotogravure section - Identical to that of the aforementioned NYT "rag" edition; FR/GD. 10/16/27 Des Moines Sunday Register sports section - "Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to Play in Game Here Tomorrow" (w/barnstorming image of Ruth/Gehrig/C. Walsh). Etc.
Newspaper Archive Introduction: This lot forms part of an impressive collection of 1910s-1960s sports and U.S. history newspapers offered in our current auction. Typical of newspaper archives of this vintage, the preservation is quite strong in the central areas, with expected perimeter tanning and chipping. That said, it's important to emphasize that the pages are refreshingly sturdy and supple overall, not brittle unless specifically noted as such in rare instances. There are also some previously bound "rag" editions that came directly out of newspaper files and thus exhibit white pages with very little edge chipping.