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Collection of fifteen (15) baseball related Associated Press wirephotos (Type III); many stars and Hall of Famers are pictured. This lot is from an original collection (see our consignors description below), assembled nearly 60 years ago. While some of the images have been trimmed the standard size seems to be approximately 7" x 10". The reverses are blank with some showing evidence having been removed from a scrapbook.

Some of the players featured in specific photos from the lot include:

September 23, 1949 Billy Martin and Jackie Jensen (Oakland Oaks)

August 2, 1950 Bob Lemon and Lary Doby (Cleveland Indians)

March 1, 1956 Enos Slaughter and Dave Melton (Kansas City A's)

March 1, 1956 Jackie Jensen, Ted Williams and Jim Piersall (Boston Red Sox)

March 2, 1956 Gene Woodling, Jim Busby and Al Smith (Cleveland Indians)

April 18, 1956 Minnie Minoso, Billy Pierce and Sherm Lollar

July 17, 1956 Ted Williams (400th home run with bat and ball)

July 18th, 1956 Ted Willimas and Mike Higgins (Boston Red Sox)

August 17, 1956 Stan Musial (breaks Mel Ott's record for extra base hits)

August 22, 1956 Herb Score (Cleveland Indians)

September 12, 1956 Bob Lemon, Early Wynn and Bob Lemon (active 200 game winners)

August 25, 1959 Ted Kluszewski (trade to White Sox)

September 8, 1959 Al Smith, Ted Kluszewski, Jim Rivera and Jim Landis (Chicago White Sox)

September 16, 1959 Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio (Chicago White Sox)

September 17, 1959 Billy Goodman, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox and Ted Kluszewski (White Sox infield)

The photos come from a large collection; many of which will be offered in other lots in this auction. This was written by our consignor:

"My uncle was a passionate sports fan and had a tremendous love for baseball and especially the New York Yankees. Although he was never married, he had many interest through out his life including coaching a Women’s Softball team, collecting stamps, and while he never drove or had a driver’s license he helped train Trimet bus drivers on their routes for over 20 years and received many awards and had numerous articles written about him in later life. However, as a young child the one thing I remember most was that every Saturday afternoon and evening he would work at The Oregonian which was the larger local newspaper in the sports department in Portland, OR. He would on occasion take me down to the newspaper and introduce me to the sports writers 60 years ago when I was an 8 year old child and show me the teletype and how news and photos came across “the wire”. Hundreds of photos and stories would come across but only a very few were used to go into the newspaper. The rest were discarded or saved. On occasion he would keep some of the discarded photos and created a scrapbook of some of the mid 1950 photos that he liked best. He passed away in 1999 at the age of 84 and as his only living relative the scrap book that contained many of these photos became mine. Just as a side note, I met Don Larsen at a baseball signing about 10 years ago and he signed the perfect world series game photo for me and when I showed the scrapbook to him and a local tv sportscaster they were very impressed and it brought back a lot of memories for both of them. I hope it does the same for you."

1949 to 1959 Baseball Wirephoto lot of 15 with Williams, Musial, Feller, Fox & more!1949 to 1959 Baseball Wirephoto lot of 15 with Williams, Musial, Feller, Fox & more!
1949 to 1959 Baseball Wirephoto lot of 15 with Williams, Musial, Feller, Fox & more!
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $119.50
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

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