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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 05,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

Large collection of 228 vintage baseball photos, all 8" x 10" and mostly black & white, printed mainly in the 1960s-1970s by Jim Rowe from the original negatives. Many come from the lens of George Burke, the famous Chicago photographer. Great images of players, some HOFers, all eras, some duplicates. They average EXMT condition with many better, some duplicates, portraying many legends of the game. Also included are a few premiums and team issued photos. T are photos of individuals (114), multiple players (26) and stadium shots (88). Names include Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Ben Chapman, Gates Brown, George Brett, Stuffy McInnis, Pete Sivess, Eldon Auker, Ray Starr, Slim Sallee, Frank Nekola, Rebel Oakes, Tom Oliver, Lloyd Waner, Paul Waner, Larry French, Charlie Grimm, Stan Hack, Ralph Branca, Moe Berg, Joe Moore, Oscar Melillo, Don Mueller, John Storm, Scott Sanderson, Bobby Thomson, Harry Taylor, Terry Moore, Tim McCarver, Wally Moon, Fred Kipp, Bill McGhee, Clay Carroll, Bobby Bragan, Joe Bowman, Marv Breeding, Ray Coleman, Pete Center, Allie Clark, George Conner, Ray Cullenbine, Bob Cain, Frank Crosetti, Orlando Cepeda, Ernie Bonham, Bill Atwood, Dick Bartell, Chet Morgan, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Ron Santo, Jeff Heath, Dave Ferris, Ferris Fain, Ned Garver, Kirby Higbe, Bill Hitchcock, Dolph Camilli, Ray Chapman, Mark Christman, Wally Berger, 1954 Polo Grounds, 1961 Wrigley Field, Briggs Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Houston Astrodome, 1964 Busch Stadium, Comiskey Park, Shibe Park, Sportsman's Park, Kansas City Municipal Stadium, 1915 Baker Bowl, Cleveland Stadium, Fenway Park and many others.

George Burke was active from the turn of the 20th century through the 1940s. He shot many of the images used to make the 1933-1935 Goudey baseball cards and was an official photographer for the Chicago Cubs, White Sox and NFL's Bears.

These photos come from the collection of a true hobby pioneer, Jim Rowe. Jim was and still is best known as a baseball photograph archivist, one who supplied authors, collectors and players (both active and retired) with rarely seen photographic images. Jim was a collector going back as far as 60 years. He was one of the major influences behind the early baseball collectors clubs and shows in the greater Chicago area. In 1973 he became a founding member of the Chicagoland Sports Collectors Association, the first of its kind in the nation. He wrote countless articles on baseball and well as his own book, "Baseball Portraits," in 1951. His ads for baseball postcards were a staple in early hobby publications. Jim Rowe was also an advocate for several players that he had befriended on his journey through life in baseball. One such player was Fred Lindstrom, who Jim helped (by lobbying sportswriters and writing his own articles) to get elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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