PLEASE NOTE: According to PSA/DNA authenticator Henry Yee, this photo was taken by Jacobellis in 1951.
All 9 of the Jacobellis card-used photos in this auction (Lot #s 523 to 531) were photographed for our catalog in BGS holders, but have since been removed from those holders and authenticated by leading expert Henry Yee at PSA/DNA. Our updated online images now show the photos unencapsulated. Each offering comes with a Full LOA from PSA/DNA.
From the famous Bill Jacobellis photo collection comes this fantastic 1950s contact proof. Those seeking the finest quality will be pleased by this handsome original example. Featuring Yankees HOF shortstop Phil Rizzuto, this 4x5 Type I photo shows stunning clarity in accord with the exacting process used to create contact proofs. "The Scooter" is seen in an on-deck pose that was used to produce his 1954 Bowman baseball card and also several 1950s Tip Top bread labels. Encapsulated by BGS with an Authentic designation, this vintage gem also bears the credit stamp of celebrated sports photographer Jacobellis on the reverse.