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Large 1940s to 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers News-Photo Collection (78)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $415
This large collection of Brooklyn Dodgers photos, spanning the years 1939-1956, is comprised of fifty-seven original news photos (including six by Dodgers photographer Barney Stein) plus twenty-one wire photos (in which the text of the news caption is embedded in the photo). 1) News Photos (57 total): Twenty-nine date from 1939-1949, eighteen date from 1950 to 1955, and ten are undated. Thirty-seven include their original paper news caption, with many also date-stamped on the reverse. Thirty-four capture the player/players on field (most are game action), including a few from World Series play. Thirty-three of the photos picture at least one Hall of Fame player, with Pee Wee Reese represented the most. Included among the highlights are two Jackie Robinson action shots (one sliding into home; the other turning a double play at second base), a photo of Roy Campanella receiving his 1951 MVP Award, the on-field ceremony at Pee Wee Reese Day in 1949, and a Barney Stein photo of Emmett Kelly as the "Brooklyn Bum" shaking hands with Roy Campanella. Sizes range from 6 x 8 inches to 8 x 10 inches, averaging 7 x 9 inches. 2) Wire Photos (21 total): Eight date from the 1940s, while the remaining thirteen date from the 1950s. Fourteen picture at least one Hall of Fame player. Jackie Robinson is pictured in five photos, including three action shots. Eleven of the photos measure 8 x 10 inches, with the remainder measuring slightly smaller. All of the photos in this collection display flaws common to working press photos, including, but not limited to, creases, minor edge tears, corner chips, and slight trimming. In Very Good condition overall. Total: 78 photos. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $415
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