MEARS Auction #23, Ends February 26th, 2011, 9:00 CST, w/ 15-Minute Rule
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/27/2011
One of the most storied franchises in North American professional sports is the focus of this gigantic collection. The Boston Red Sox call home one of the greatest sports venues in the country, Fenway Park, and compete in one of the fiercest rivalries with the New York Yankees. A slew of Hall of Fame players and seven World Series titles make the Red Sox one of the best and most successful franchises in all of baseball despite an 86-year World Series title drought known simply as "the curse".
This 1000+ collection of photographs features the BoSox players and managers in years of prosperity to defeat. These players include (but are not limited to) Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Tris Speaker, Jim Rice, Bill "Spaceman" Lee, "Smoky" Joe Wood, Carlton Fisk, Wade Boggs, Moe Vaughn, Bobby Doerr and many more. The majority of the photographs are glossy, recently developed modern color photos (a rarity) that measure 8" x 10" in size. (A0478)
These images originated directly from the archives of either "The Sporting News" or "SPORT Magazine" and were intended for use in the respective publication. 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.
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 particular magazine (either "The Sporting News" or "SPORT Magazine") and, despite not including an official Sporting News or SPORT Magazine hologram, is assured its origin and provenance. Additional MEARS LOA included with each lot.
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1900-95 Boston Red Sox "TSN Collection Archives/SPORT Magazine Archives" Modern Photos (MEARS Photo LOA) - Lot of 1150
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