1924 World Series Photo w/Ruth, Cobb, Johnson (from Babe Ruth's Right Hand Man)
From the collection of Joe Bihler, Babe Ruth and Christy Walsh's right hand man comes this amazing Type I photograph. This image has incredible clarity, outstanding detail and packs a lot of punch for only being 3.5x4.5"! Nick Altrock, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, John McGraw, Walter Johnson, George Sisler and Christy Walsh are all present and are calmly waiting for this "photo-shoot" to end. This is the original used for the popular panoramics and oversized photographs for the 1924 World Series. Everyone pictured were Walsh's clients and he promoted them during the 1924 World Series Giants vs. Senators. Beautiful contrast and outstanding provenance that can't be beat as is this lineup. Potential All-Time All-Star Lineup!
This collection is originally from Babe Ruth’s right hand man: Mr. Joe Bihler. Bihler handled personally the Babe Ruth account for christy Walsh, Babe Ruth’s legendary agent. Bihler & Walsh took loving care of the Babe from the peak of his playing career, till his final years.
Along with their #1 client Babe Ruth, Walsh & Bihler represented most of the major sports legends over their careers including lou Gehrig, ty cobb, Knute Rockne, John McGraw and many more in a myriad of different sports. These important documents are fascinating look into the life and times of George Herman “Babe” Ruth. they include several of his income tax returns, income notes from his banner 1927 year showing great detail of his earnings, a telegram from a racist police chief, and a great letter Ruth sent to the IRS regarding a deduction he made for his wife acting as his secretary.