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The 1938 American League All-Star team included seven members of the New York Yankees: Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Bill Dickey, Johnny Murphy (who replaced Hank Greenberg on the roster due to injury), Red Rolfe and Red Ruffing.  This AP News Photo, dated July 1, 1938, contains all but Murphy, but includes manager Joe McCarthy in his place.

There is some clout in this photo.  Hall of Famers McCarthy, Gehrig, Ruffing, Gomez, DiMaggio and Dickey stand side-by-side in the dugout, alongside longtime baseball man Red Rolfe.  Headed for their third consecutive World Series victory, the Yankees would win 99 games with this lineup in 1938 (with support from Spud Chandler, Atley Donald, Bump Hadley, Frank Crosetti, Tommy Henrich and George Selkirk), one of the stronger teams in Yankees history.

This photo is exceptional - significantly oversized, it measures approximately 16" x 10 1/2", with significant wear around the edges (along with a slight tear on the right edge, approximately one-half inch in length, which does not obscure anything in the photo) and a few small spots of paper loss (including a small speck on DiMaggio's cap).  There is moderate creasing and surface wear throughout the photo, but nothing so dramatic as to decrease the eye appeal and image quality of the photo.  The reverse contains the AP stamp and date, along with writing indicating the subject of the photo and the player identities (the identities added in ink significantly later, as it identifies each player's HOF membership).  Four glue marks are also apparent on the back.

An exceptional, large-format original image of seven great Yankees, suitable for display - a scarce and highly desirable piece of vintage Yankees memorabilia.
Spectacular 1938 Yankees All-Star AP News Service Photo w/Gehrig & DiMaggioSpectacular 1938 Yankees All-Star AP News Service Photo w/Gehrig & DiMaggio
Spectacular 1938 Yankees All-Star AP News Service Photo w/Gehrig & DiMaggio
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $189
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Auction closed on Sunday, August 25, 2013.
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