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1948-1962 Baseball Movie Lobby Card Lot of (5)

Lot Number 580

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New York Yankees legends get the "Tinseltown" treatment in this lot of (5) baseball movie lobby cards. Four of the games great sluggers are either glorified in biopics or seen as themselves in the three films represented by this group of vintage promo posters, which average (EX to EX-MT) in condition. Measuring 11x14 each, these colorful placards enticed audiences to come out and see:

The 1942 film "Pride of the Yankees" with Gary Cooper portraying the much loved Lou Gehrig as seen in a lobby card copyright dated 1949, indicating it was used for a seondary running of the film, the great "Babe" Ruth played himself in this film and is seen in the offered card wielding a bat in an inset at bottom right

(3) "The Babe Ruth Story" 1948 lobby cards feature the likeable but hammy William Bendix as the "Babe" in a film that was rushed to screens just before Ruth's demise

The final lobby card is a Spanish language version of the 1962 film "Safe at Home", which featured the mega-popular Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris as themselves at the height of their fame following the memorable 1961 season. The "M&M boys" are pictured prominently in this card, which presents EX+ detail with deference to more than a dozen pinholes/thumbtack marks. Despite these conditions, this piece still remains attractive and display worthy.

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