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This is a previously unoffered group of photographs from the historic George Michael Photography Collection. Legendary Auctions had the distinct honor of running the bulk of this great collection in our February 2014 auction. None of the photos in this lot were a part of that sale. For the uninitiated, all of the photos belonging to Mr. Michael feature game action of players in the process of sliding into a base or into home plate. By definition, these are the most exciting and closely-decided plays in any game and thus are frequent determiners in wins and losses. Notables include Nellie Fox, Hank Aaron, Maury Wills, Roger Maris, Ted Kluszewski, Bill Mazeroski, Gil Hodges, Luis Aparicio, Brooks Robinson / Mickey Mantle, Richie Ashburn, Mickey Mantle, Al Kaline, Ernie Banks, Ted Williams, Minnie Minoso, Ted Kluszewski, Gil Hodges vs. Yankees in 1960 exhibition, Willie Mays 1960 All-Star Game, Felipe Alou, Frank Robinson, Jim Piersall, 1961 rookie Carl Yastrzemski, a few more Mantle, 1962 Lou Brock rookie, Joe Torre, Whitey Ford 1964 World Series, Roger Maris 1964 WS, a few more Mays, Curt Flood, Don Sutton, Lou Brock 1967 WS, and many more. Nearly all right around 8" x 10".
1960-64 Sliding News Service Photos (114) - From The George Michael Baseball Photography Collection
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