Note: Description Updated 11/22.
B&W, 1958. Vintage ferrotype, fiber-based silver gelatin print. Referred to by many as "the greatest game ever played," this photograph is from the 1958 football game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. Neil cropped this photograph to make it a stronger submission to magazines; it served as the inside front cover of Dell's Sports Magazine after the game. His photographer's stamps are on verso, in addition to pencil notation referring to the Ameche touchdown. Signed in ink by Neil Leifer on verso. 7.5 x 9.5in.
The photographs in this auction have been examined by an expert, whose opinions pertaining to the age of the prints, the printing process, and the type of paper used, are included in the description of each photograph. Although Guernsey’s believes these descriptions to be accurate, interested buyers are urged to personally inspect the prints either at the public preview or by appointment with Guernsey’s. As with all items in this auction, all lots are being sold as is.
Please note the terms being used to describe photographic prints:
Vintage print: Printed no more than 3-5 years after the negative was made.
Older print: Also referred to by collectors as "printed later." Refers to a print that was made more than 3-5 years after the original negative was made, but not within the 21st century.
Modern print: Refers to a print made in the 21st century from an earlier, 20th century negative.