MEARS Auction #21, Ends December 30th, 2010- 9:00 CST, w/15-Minute Rule
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/31/2010
Ty Cobb took no prisoners - on or off the diamond. If a play was close and Cobb had to slide, it was usually spikes up. Thought to have been printed during the 1920s.
This original 8" x 10" photo shows Cobb rounding third and heading for home. Cobb is ready to unleash some serious fury. We feel sorry for the poor catcher as Cobb is gaining a full head of steam. There are a few marks on front but the photo is EX.
The following notations are revealed on back: production notes, "Not To Be Removed From The Library of The Sporting News" stamp and Sporting News Collection hologram.
This image originated directly from the archives of "The Sporting News" and was intended for use in its pages. Designated as a Generation 1 photo, this image was developed directly from the original photographers negative within approximately one to five years of the depicted person/event. In some instances, usually when a date stamp is present, the photograph was developed within a year or even days of the listed event. Photographers included in the collection include Charles Conlon, George Burke, George Brace, William C. Greene, Alex P. Silverberg, and George Dorrill. Some are identified; many are not but were provided by these world class photographers. Unlike standard wire photos, these images were often hand developed by the photographer sent to the Sporting News magazine. Therefore, the result is an actual first generation photographers print -again, not be confused with the more commonly found wire photo image. First major collection to enter the market of exclusive Generation 1 Photos.
News service photos are also included, and in those instances, are identified as such by their respective stampings. Acme Wire Photo, Associated Press, International News, and United Press have provided images to the archives. Reverse images are included for identification purposes. As part of the production process for the newspaper, images may show production notes, photographer's stamps, date codes, and other markings associated with the production of the Sporting News newspaper. In all cases, each selected image is of superior quality, subject matter, clarity, contrast and condition. Each image was archived by the Sporting News and includes the official Sporting News hologram, assuring its origin and provenance. Additional MEARS LOA included with each lot.
(MEARS Auction LOA~SB)
1920s depiction Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers Ready to Unleash Fury "The Sporting News Collection Archives" Type A Original 8" x 10" Photo (Sporting News Collection Hologram/MEARS Photo LOA)
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