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1930s-1960s Sports-Photo Collection from the New York Sun Newspaper Archves (718)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,300
Collection of 718 sports photos originating from the archives of the Sun, a New York newspaper that was published between the years 1833 to 1950 (in 1950 the Sun merged with the New York World-Telegram. The collection is comprised of 593 baseball photos and 125 football photos dating from the 1930s through the early 1960s. The overwhelming majority of the baseball photos (523) are stamped "Sun" on the reverse and date from the 1930s. The Sun examples were used as stock photos for whenever they needed an image of the respective athlete in the paper and most include a date on the reverse. The remaining 70 baseball photos are original Associated Press photos, most of which retain their paper news captions. Not surprisingly, the majority of the photos relate to New York sports teams. Duplicates are included for many of the players represented here, however, oftentimes the duplicates capture the player in a different pose (i.e. batting, fielding, portrait, etc). All of the Sun photos capture individual players, but many of the Associated Press baseball photos picture more than one player or action shots. Unless otherwise noted, all of the Sun photos measure 6.5 x 8.5 inches. The majority of the Associated Press and football photos are 8 x 10 inches, with a few slightly smaller (either 5 x 7 or 7 x 9 inches). The photos range in grade from Fr to Ex-Mt, averaging Vg, with most displaying minor handling wear, including minor creases and/or edge tears.
Sun Baseball Photos (listed by teams): Yankees (136 total ; mostly 1930s, 3 measure 5x 7 inches), including Gehrig, McCarthy, Dickey, Ruffing, Rolfe, Gomez, Lazzeri, Henrich, Gordon, Selkirk, Sewell, Pennock, Crosetti, Combs, and Chapman. Dodgers (139 total; 1930s through 1950s; 43 measure 5 x 7 inches and 43 measure 8 x 10 inches), including J. Robinson, Reese, Snider, Vaughan, Carey, Lopez, P. Richards, Newcombe, Cox, Furillo, Erskine, Branca, Roe, and Shotton. Tigers (40 total), including Rowe, Cochrane, York, Simmons, Bridges, and Tebbetts. Cubs(51 total), including Warneke, Herman, English, Grimm, and Root. Phillies(51 total), including Klein. Reds(76 total; all measure 5 x 7 inches), including McKechnie, V. DiMaggio, Goodman, Roush, Vander Meer, Berger, and Walter. Giants(8 total; 6 measure 8 x 10 inches), including Ott, Mize, and Thomson. White Sox(9 total), including Al Simmons. Senators (2 total). A's(6 total), including Foxx. Indians(5 total), including Averill and Trosky.
Associated Press Photos(70 total). Players featured include J. Robinson, Reese, Rizzuto, DiMaggio, Gehrig, Furrillo, Hodges, Maris, Dickey, Medwick, Mack, P. Waner, T. Jackson, Campanella, and Gehringer.
Football Photos(125 total). Most of the photos, which date from the 1940s to the 1960s, display a "Bob Olen" credit stamp on the reverse. The majority picture pro players, but a few collegiate photos are also included. Like the baseball photos, most picture New York players. Included are photos of George Halas, Bobby Layne, George McAfee, Bulldog Turner, Jim Canady, Lou Groza, Tom Brookshier, Sid Luckman, Tom Harmon, Curley Lambeau, Don Hutson, John Lujack, Charlie Conerly, Emlin Tunnell, Paul Brown, Lou Saban, and Otto Graham. Total: 718 photos SOLD FOR $3,300
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