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An rare photograph of the usually irascible Tyrus R. Cobb caught in a unique moment of frivolity and laughter caused by photographer Bruce Murray. The infamous Cobb was well known for being so seriously competitive that he rarely smiled. The smile of the newly traded Detroit Tiger to the Philadelphia Athletics in spring training, Ft. Myers, Florida shows through so vividly on this original silver gelatin print. An article written about this special image accompanies this photograph. Edition limited to 5000.
This 11” x 14” photograph is hand printed from the original 4" X 5" vintage negative. A full "archival print" process has been used, incorporating museum-quality acid free paper. This time consuming and painstaking procedure ensures the finest quality and longest lasting image. Each photograph is numbered and embossed with "The Bruce Murray Collection" name. Each photograph is also accompanied by an "About the Artist" biography, a Background Story of the photograph and a Certificate of Authenticity individually signed by the grandson of the photographer. The final print has been donated to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and is now part of their permanent collection.
(framed dimensions: 23” x 19”)