Lot 560. 12 Rowe Photo Postcards and Other Photos of Early 1900s Baseball Players. The Rowe postcard photos are of Jimmy Archer, Frank Baker, Chief Bender, Red Kleinow, Jeff Pfeffer, Dick Rudolph, Fred Snodgrass, Bill Wambsganss, Honus Wagner, Bobby Wallace and a 1910s Philadelphia A’s team. Ex. Babe Ruth and Rabbit Maranville are pictured on the inside front cover of the June 1935 issue of “Baseball Magazine,” g-vg. The other photos are newer reproductions of vintage images. One 8.5” x 11” b&w photo has Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb and Nap Lajoie, and another, Miller Huggins. Frank Chance and Sam Crawford are on separate 5” x 7” photos. There also are 18 color photos of the images on T3 Turkey Red cabinet cards and 15 b&w 2.5” x 3.5” snapshots related to either Babe Ruth or Hank Aaron. Ten of the snapshots are of newspaper pages. Fourteen 3.5” x 5” photos are of paintings of 19th century baseball players, including Cap Anson and Billy Sunday. Harry and George Wright are in separate reproductions of early photos. Nm.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 561. Shoeless Joe Jackson 1917 Black & White Photo. The 11” x 14” photo is an nm reproduction matted and framed to 17.5” x 20.5”. The frame has two drilled holes used to facilitate hanging it at least 20 years ago in a Rochester, N.Y., bar that had a Chicago theme.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 562. 2 Lou Gehrig 8” x 10” Color Photos. An excellent Gehrig portrait is mounted on a 10.5” x 13” “New York Yankees” plaque. The other, from a painted portrait, is framed. Also, a baseball from the 2003 “Field of Dreams Gala,” a fundraiser for the ALS Association. The ball has damaged images of Gehrig and Catfish Hunter.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 563. George Burke Photos of Gehringer and Beau Bell and a 1937 Terry-Jackson Wire Photo. Based in Chicago, Burke was one of baseball’s leading photographers. His “Geo. Burke” stamp is on the back of 4” x 6” sepia photos of Detroit Hall of Fame second baseman Charlie Gehringer and Browns, Tigers and Indians outfielder Bell. The Gehringer photo has some “waves” in the surface along the left side and otherwise is ex. The Bell photo is ex-m. In the 7” x 9” Acme Newspictures original sepia wire photo from 1937, Bill Terry, the New York Giants’ manager, congratulates Travis Jackson for being appointed manager of the Jersey City Giants. Terry and Jackson are both in the Hall of Fame as players. Terry was inducted in 1954, and Jackson, in 1982. The photo has creases in each corner. Vg to vg-ex with a clean central image area.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 564. Framed Black & White Photo of the 1937 Chicago White Sox. This 10” x 14” photo print, likely made in the 1980s, shows teammates who finished third in the American League pennant race. Among the players are Monty Stratton, Ted Lyons, Luke Appling, Jimmy Dykes (manager), Mule Haas and Muddy Ruel (coach). The photo is nm-m with the players identified. It is matted and framed to 15.5” x 19.5”. Two holes were drilled into the frame to assist in hanging the photo in a Rochester, N.Y., bar that had a Chicago theme.
Minimum Bid $10
Lot 565. 11 1938-54 Chicago Cubs Wire or News Photos – 1 World Series - Plus 1 from 1965. Among the stars of these photos are Mickey Owen, Stan Hack, Bill Dickey, Ralph Kiner and Bobby Thomson. The World Series photo, from Game 1 in 1938, has the Cubs’ Hack charging toward home and the Yankees’ Dickey, who is about to receive the ball. The 6.5” x 8” photo is from the files of the “Chicago Herald and Examiner.” Ex-m. Seven Associated Press wire photos are for 1949 games with Pittsburgh (3), Cincinnati (2) and New York (2). In one of the Pittsburgh photos, the Pirates’ Pete Castiglione discusses as triple play with umpires as Cubs’ manager Frankie Frisch looks on. Vg-ex. The two others show Pirates sliding into Owen. Vg+ to ex and ex. In one of the two photos with the Reds, Owen slides into Cincinnati’s Bobby Adams. Ex. In the other, umpires clear the Chicago bench after an argument. Vg+. These five photos, including captions, are 8” x 10” glossies. Captions are separate for two 7” x 9” photos that capture action between the Cubs and the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. New York’s Ray Mueller tags out the Cubs’ Andy Pafko in one; vg-ex. In another, Thomson is out sliding into Pafko, who was playing third base. Vg with a ¾” edge tear away from the image area. Three 8” x 10” photos are from 1954. Chicago’s Hal Jeffcoat, a major league outfielder for six seasons, takes his turn on the mound in a spring training game with Baltimore. In six additional seasons, Jeffcoat won 39 games as a pitcher. Ex-m. Cubs’ outfielder Ralph Kiner is safe at home in a game in New York. Ex-m+. Hank Sauer of the Cubs was less successful in a game against Pittsburgh. Ex-m+. In the 1965 photo, St. Louis shortstop Dick Groat is forced at second by Glenn Beckert. Vg.
Minimum Bid $35
Lot 567. Joe Black 1955 or 1956 Cincinnati Reds Black & White Photo. Black was already 28 when he was selected as the National League Rookie of the Year while playing for Brooklyn in 1952. The Dodgers traded him to the Reds in 1955, and he concluded his major league career with Washington in 1957. The 8” x 10” photo appears to be vintage, but we cannot guarantee that it is. It has been dry-mounted and has been matted and framed to 13.5” x 15.5”. Nm.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 568. Reproduction 1956 Cubs Photo – Sam Jones, Monte Irvin, Solly Drake and Ernie Banks. By 1956, three major league teams still had not fielded a black player. The Chicago Cubs had removed their color barrier on Sept. 17, 1953, when Banks made his major league debut at shortstop. By 1956, the team’s roster included six African-American players – the four in the photo plus Gene Baker and John Briggs. The sepia photo is ex-m and framed without glass to 29.5” x 36”. For at least the past two decades, it was displayed in a Rochester bar that had a Chicago sports theme.
Minimum Bid $25