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The end of an era. Its difficult not to romanticize the time when baseball teams traveled by train to visit their next opponents.  There were no teams west of the Mississsippi in 1950 and train travel was still a practical and efficient means of transportation.  Captured 67 years ago are four images of the Brooklyn Dodgers arriving at Union Terminal Train Station in Cincinnati for a series with the Reds.

The 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" type 1 photos are black and white and have stunning clarity.  The photos originated from the collection of Herb Shavers, an African-American semi-pro baseball player who at the time the photos were taken was a 16 year old chasing his dream of making it to the Big Leagues.  A porter at the train staion gave Herb these pictures to encourage his dreams.  Herb is now 82 and still dreams!

The following players are featured:

Jackie Robinson smiling for the photographer; a great image that is little affected by a horizontal crease.

Manager Burt Shotten and his wife.

Don Newcombe and Gene Hermanski.

Pee Wee Reese and Gil Hodges.

Each of the images has notations in black ink on the reverse regarding the players pictured. These images are unique and represent a great opportunity for the Robinson, Dodgers, or that "one of a kind" collector.

Thanks to David Slomer for his assitance with this description. 

1950 Jackie Robinson & Brooklyn Dodgers Type 1 Photos lot of Four1950 Jackie Robinson & Brooklyn Dodgers Type 1 Photos lot of Four1950 Jackie Robinson & Brooklyn Dodgers Type 1 Photos lot of Four1950 Jackie Robinson & Brooklyn Dodgers Type 1 Photos lot of Four
1950 Jackie Robinson & Brooklyn Dodgers Type 1 Photos lot of Four
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $119.50
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Monday, October 23, 2017.

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