Lot 187. Van Oeyen Reproduction 16” x 20” Photo with Addie Joss Benefit Game Participants. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1978 by the Veteran’s Committee, Joss won 160 games for Cleveland in nine seasons. In 1908, he pitched the second perfect game in American League history. He was only 31 when meningitis claimed his life early in the 1911 season. On July 24, the Cleveland team played representatives of the seven other A.L. teams in a benefit for Joss’ family. The game raised $13,000 (approximately $330,000 today) to pay Joss’ medical bills and help his family. This photo, from the National Baseball Library & Archive, shows many participants in the game, including Joe Jackson, Bobby Wallace, Home Run Baker, Hal Chase, Eddie Collins, Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, Eddie Collins, Joe Wood, Tris Speaker, Walter Johnson and others. The sepia color of the photo is very slightly uneven; otherwise, the photo is ex-m. Louis Van Oeyen was one of the leading baseball photographers of the early 1900s. Only two original copies of this photo are known. One sold in 2005 for $45,000.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 188. 14 B&W 16” x 20” Photos of HoF Players, Other Stars – Mantle, Williams, Maris, Etc. Twelve of the 14 players are in the Hall of Fame: Yogi Berra, Ty Cobb, Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Mantle, Eddie Mathews, Stan Musial, Brooks Robinson, Tom Seaver, Duke Snider, Billy Williams and Ted Williams. Roger Maris and Clete Boyer are the two other players. With one exception, each photo presents a posed image of the player in uniform. Cobb is shown in a suit with three of his five children. These silver gelatin prints were produced relatively recently from original negatives. They average nm.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 189. 70 Vintage Player or Team Photos on the Pages of “Baseball Magazine.” Typically in the 1930s, this venerable baseball publication featured a full-page photo inside the back cover, and sometimes inside the front. These photos, approximately 8.25” x 10.25” including a red frame, were assembled by a veteran collector. Each has two binder holes at the left; otherwise, they average g-vg with many vg and vg-ex. In most cases, the pages appeared to have been trimmed to the red frame at the bottom. Among the players are Gehrig, Ruth and Maranville, Foxx, the Dean brothers, Dean alone, Billy Herman, Hartnett, Hubbell, Walter Johnson (2 different), Lazzeri, Lyons, Pete Alexander, Klein, Rick Ferrell, Cuyler, Cronin (2 diff.), Manush, Joe McCarthy, Gehringer, Gomez (f), Goslin, Hafey, Haines, Harris, Simmons (3 diff.), Bill Terry, Traynor, Vance and Johnson, and many more. Front covers in the collection include Connie Mack and Gabby Street, Johnson, Wes Ferrell, Cronin, Pepper Martin, Maranville, P. Waner, Hubbell, Ott, Foxx, Stengel, Hornsby, Averill and Ruth.
Winning Bid $301