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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. This lot of 44 news and wire service photos all are from the pre-WWII era. Includes 1914 World Series (Rabbit Maranville / Johnny Evers), 1926 Yankees / Red Sox, 1929 World Series (Bing Miller), Jim Bottomley 1926 World Series, Ross Young 1924 World Series, Stan Hack tagged out at home by Bill Dickey in 1938 World Series vs. Yankees, 1931 Ben Chapman, 1938 Gabby Hartnett, 1934 All-Star Game Chuck Klein / Charlie Gehringer, Pepper Martin 1935 All-Star Game, Pepper Martin 1931 World Series, Athletic out at home in 1931 World Series, Stan Hack 1935 World Series, Freddie Lindstrom / Charlie Gehringer 1935 World Series, Howie Critz 1933 World Series, George Selkirk 1936 World Series, Yankees inside-the-park HR in 1929 home opener, Buddy Myer 1933 World Series, Tony Lazzeri 1932 World Series, Jimmy Dykes 1931 World Series, Mickey Cochrane 1931 World Series, Jimmy Foxx 1931 WS, Gus Mancuso 1936 WS, Joe Cronin 1938 All-Star Game, Stan Hack 1938 WS, Joe Moore / Red Rolfe 1937 WS, Jake Powell / Travis Jackson 1936 WS, Hank Greenberg 1935 WS, Charlie Gehringer 1935 WS, Joe Gordon 1939 World Series, Joe DiMaggio / Ernie Lombardi 1939 WS, Lou Gehrig 1937 WS, more 1938 WS, Mickey Cochrane 1930 WS and more. Average size is about 7" x 9" and condition overall is consistently better-than usual for pre-war news photos. As you can see, loaded with major stars and hugely important historical series' and games.
Pre-1940's Sliding News Service Photos (44) - Balance of George Michael Collection
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