Take a step back in time, to a historic era in a historic career! This spectacular print features the legendary Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers, a Hall of Fame superstar who personified the spirit of America in the golden age of baseball. The son of Jewish immigrants in New York, Greenberg became the youngest player in the Major Leagues in 1930, and by 1933 was an MVP and perennial All-Star. In the prime of his career, however, Hank became one of the first Major League players to be drafted into the army, and he proudly walked away from the Tigers to serve. That was 1941 - and it wasn't until hostilities were winding down in the summer of 1945 that Hank accepted an honorable discharge, and returned to the American League pennant race. After years of often hot wartime service in the Pacific, this is where we find Greenberg here in this classic portrait - July 1945, wearing the Tigers' flannel uniform of the day, with the patriotic wartime patch on his shoulder. With strength, character, and wisdom drawn from his baseball past and his patriotic duty, Hank was ready to lead once again - and that, he did, leading the Tigers to a come-from-behind pennant and a trip to the World Series.
For the first time ever, this legendary image is available poster-sized for your wall! Exclusive to SportsPosterWarehouse.com, it features a crystal-clear reproduction of this Hall of Fame photo in classic black & white. For fans of Hank Greenberg, Jewish sports heroes, the Tigers, baseball history, and American history, this print deserves a nice frame and a prominent place on your wall! Printed from the original photographic negative, and complete with official MLB Properties serialized hologram, this is both a stunning piece for any fan, and a valuable collector's item for years to come. A must-have addition to your sports wall-of-fame!
Publisher: Photofile Inc., Made in USA!
Size: 20" x 24"
Condition: Brand New! Printed on premium-quality matte photographic stock.
Price: $44.95 USD
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Item Number: PF-L458
Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers Classic Black-and-White Portrait (1945) Premium Poster Print