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1941-1943 Sporting News Team-Photo Collection (41)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $540
Collection of forty-one original team photos, spanning the years 1941-1943, all but three of which bear the printed copyright reading "The Sporting News Pub. Co." Many of the photos also include a photo credit by George Dorrill. Nearly every photo features the name of the team and the year printed below the image. Each American League and National League team is represented for the years 1941 and 1942, including a duplicate photo for the 1942 Cincinnati Reds (33 photos total). Needless to say, many Hall of Fame players are pictured in this team photo collection, including Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Joe DiMaggio Honus Wagner (coach), Paul Waner, Casey Stengel (manager), Phil Rizzuto, Joe Cronin, Pee Wee Reese, Stan Musial, Johnny Mize, Mel Ott, Carl Hubbell, and Charley Gehringer. The remaining additional eight team photos (over and above the thirty-three 1941 and 1942 American and National League team photos) are as follows: 1) 1943 Philadelphia Athletics; 2) 1943 Boston Red Sox; 3-4) 1942 Newark Bears (two identical prints); 5) 1942 Columbus Red Birds; 6) 1942 "Service All-Stars in Service Uniforms"; 7) "Twelve Immortals," a 1943 team photo picturing the participants in an Old-Timers charity game, including Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Roger Bresnahan, Tris Speaker, Connie Mack, George Sisler, Eddie Collins, and Frankie Frisch; 8) Undated team photo of Detroit Tigers farm team. Nearly all of the team photos from 1942 are accompanied by a separate typewritten identification list. All of the photos measure 8 x 10 inches and display wear commensurate with working news photos, including a tack hole in each of the four corners, minor creases, and tiny edge tears. Many also display some light spotting on the front. (Presumably, all were published at the time in various Sporting News publications.) This is a very interesting and substantial team photo collection. In Good to Very Good condition overall. Total: 41 photos. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $540
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