ORIGINAL WIRE PHOTO CHICAGO WHITE SOX AL SMITH GETS BEER BATH WORLD SERIES 1959

  • Sold for: Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it's worth.
  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 05, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

ORIGINAL WIRE PHOTO CHICAGO WHITE SOX AL SMITH GETS BEER BATH WORLD SERIES 1959

One of the more unusual, and famous World Series photos, here outfielder Smith goes to wall during Game 2, Oct 3rd at Comiskey Park, watching Charlie Neal's home run go into the stands, only to get a beer dunked on him by an excited fan. Measures 7x9 inches, has tape marks on borders and some stock loss right border

We have been given an amazing collection
of about 1,000 original vintage and true antique sports photographs on consignment.
The subject matter is mostly baseball with some nice boxing thrown in.

These are almost all 1st Generation Type One photographs.

A large portion of these are UPI wire and Press Photos
put together by somebody working in a United Press International New York area office. He focused primarily on the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees and Giants, but there is a good assortment of stars from other teams as well. These date from the early 1940s to 1960, with a few earlier.
All of these are from the same day of release,
most have dated captions attached on reverse.
There are also many Acme News Photos.

Most have reverse stamp of news agency. Many have attached captions. There are also a large number missing their captions. When we can ID these that are missing
... read more