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1922-1930 Hall of Fame News-Photo Collection (5)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $296
Collection of five original news photos, spanning the years 1922 to 1930, each featuring a different Hall of Fame player. 1) Ed Roush. Pictured in a fielding pose as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. "International Newsreel" stamp on the reverse. The original paper news caption (dated 5-23-22) accompanies, but is no longer attached to the reverse. 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Vg, with light creases. 2) Grover Alexander. Pictured standing on the sidelines holding a baseball as a member of the Cubs during spring training. "United Newspictures" stamp, "Mar 10 1924" date stamp, and a portion of the original paper news caption on the reverse. Trimmed along all four borders to its current dimensions of 3.25 x 8.5 inches. Vg (without reference to the trimming). 3) Branch Rickey. Bust-length image as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. "E. F. S." and "Aug 31 1926" stamps on reverse. This photo, although published in 1926, was taken earlier, as Rickey was a front-office executive with the club in 1926 and no longer manager. Possibly trimmed to its current dimensions of 6.5 x 10 inches. Gd, with corner chips, edge tears, and many light creases. 4) Lefty Grove. Bust-length image as a member of the Philadelphia A's. "The Evening Bulletin" and "Oct 15 1929" stamp on the reverse. 5.5 x 7.5 inches, with trimming along the top and right borders. Grove's name is printed in ink on the front. Gd, with a tack hole, corner chips, and moderate creasing throughout. 5) Hack Wilson. Action shot of Wilson at bat during a game as a member of the Cubs. "N. E. A." and "Aug 26 1930" stamp on the reverse. 11 x 7 inches. Gd-Vg, with a large corner chip in lower right, small edge tears, and light editorial outlining/shading to the player image. Total: 5 photos. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $296
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