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Sports Artifacts The Sporting News Collection

These photos date from the 1920's through the 1940's. Each comes with a hologram on back authenticating these photos are from the archives of The Sporting News.

1. Zeke Bonura, 4 1/2" x 9 1/4". Zeke had an amazing 7 year major league career cut short by WW2. His lifetime batting average is .307 and he averaged 101 RBI during his 7 year career. Beautiful photo. Cropped with editing marks. Ex/Mt $50

2. Zeke Bonura, 6x8 photo on larger cardboard mount. Zeke accepting MVP award for his 1948 season with the Stamford Pioneers of the Colonial League, where as a player manager he hit .384 with 23 home runs at the age of 40. Ex/Mt $50

3. Zeke Bonura, 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" on large cardboard mount with Sporting News story on back. Photo taken in July 1944 when Sgt. Zeke Bonura presents trophy to US Navy basketall team in North Africa during WW2. Ex/Mt $40

4. Johnny Pesky with Govenor Robert Bradford, 6" x 6" photo on larger cardboard mount. Johnny Pesky wears his WW2 Navy Lieutenant uniform as he congratulates Gov. Robert F. Bradford on his inauguration on January 2nd 1947. Has news story on back. Ex/Mt $45

5. Wally Pipp with Whitey Witt, Approx. 5x5. Wally and Whitey were teammates on the Yankees until that Gehrig kid came along. Both Pipp and Witt had excellent careers during the 1910's-20's. Photo taken in 1948. Two dapper dudes. Ex/Mt $45

6. Burt Shotton, Approx. 5x6. Burt is receiving the Governors cup from Gov. Brucker. for winning the International League championship in 1939 with the Columbus Red Birds. Now that's a trophy! Shooton had a grat playing and managerial career and was Jackie Robinson's first big league manager. Ex/Mt $40

7. Bucky Walters, 7x7. Bucky receives The Sporting News Player of the Year trophy in 1939. Bucky was a late bloomer because he began his career as a very good third baseman. During his 5th major league season he began the conversion to pitcher. 4 years later he won the pitching triple crown. In Bucky's last minor league season he batted .377 in the Pacific Coast League. Ex/Mt $45

8. Bing Crosby with Billy Herman, 6" x 7" photo on cardboard mount. Bing Crosby introduces Billy Herman as new Pittsburgh Pirates manager in Pittsburgh during early spring 1947. Great photo. Ex/Mt $65

9. Howie Pollet, 2 photos on one 6x8 cardboard mount. Pollet had a great career with the Cardinals during the 1940's. Ex/Mt $45

10. George Washburn, Approx. 7" x 9 1/2". George had an 18 year career in the minor leagues. He was 18-8 for the Newark Bears in 1940 (the Yankees top farm club) and pitched in one game for the Yankees in 1941. He played 4 seasons with Newark and is where this superb photo was taken. Ex/Mt $50

11. George Washburn, Approx 5x8 on larger cardboard mount. This photo is from 1939 when George pitched for the Newark Bears. Ex/Mt $45

12. Roger Peckinpaugh with Clark Griffith, Approx. 7x7. Circa 1941. Peckinpaugh had a great career and was the 1925 AL MVP when he played for the Senators. Griffith had a Hall of Fame playing career during the 1890's-1900's when he won over 20 games 7 times. He won 1491 games as a manager and was owner/president of the Senators from 1920-1955. Has great editing marks. Ex/Mt $40

13. Dan Selk, Approx. 5x9. Appears to be a player on a service team during WW2. Ex/Mt $25

14. Bob Seeds and his Wife, 2 photos, each with the Sporting News hologram. One photo is of Bob Seeds, the other is of his wife. Bob had an excellent major league career. Ex/Mt $50

15. Claude Shoemake, Approx. 5x6. Claude hit .337 combined during his minor league career. This photo is from Newnan of the Georgia-Alabama League in 1946. Ex/Mt $35 sold

16. Ernie "Tiny" Bonham with Ione Town Elders, 6x8. Ernie visits his hometown of Ione California and chats with town elders John Daneri and Anson Prouty. Ex/Mt $45

17. Dick Wakefield with Wally Roettger, 7x9. University of Illinois baseball coach Wally Roettger gives pointers to Dick Wakefield. News story on back. Nice! Ex/Mt $45

18. Dave Short, Approximately 6x7. Dave played with the White Sox in 1940-41. This photo was taken when he played with Oklahoma City (1939-40). Photo has scratch on left side. Ex+ $40

19. Bill Seinsoth, 4 1/2" x 8". Bill had a great minor league career. This photo was taken when he played for the Columbus Red Birds from 1937-39. Ex/Mt $45

20. Tom Seats, 5x8 on larger cardboard mount. Tom had a great Pacific Coast League and big league career. This photo is from 1939 when he won 21 games for the Sacramento Solons. Ex/Mt $45

21. Ray Patton, Approx. 3 1/2 x 6 1/2" on larger cardboard mount. In 1943 Ray had a 17-5 record with the Roanoke Red Sox in the Piedmont League. Ex/Mt $25

22. Joe and Dave Bellamy, Approx. 8x10. Photo taken in 1947 when twins Joe and Dave played for Niagra Falls of the Middle Atlantic League. Ex/Mt $45

23. Phil Seghi, 1/1/2" x 3 1/2" photo on larger cardboard mount. A classic baseball lifer, Phil had a long minor league career as a player and manager before his career as Reds scouting director, braintrust to A's Charlie Finley and Indiand GM. This small photo is from a service team during WW2. Ex/Mt $30

24. Helen Weyant, Approx. 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". Guaranteed the most bizarre owner of the New York Yankees. Circa 1939. Ex/Mt $40

25. Lon Warneke with Bill Stewart, Approx. 7x8 on larger cardboard mount. New umpire Lon Warneke (pitched no hitter for Cardinals in 1941) gets pointers from veteran umpire Bill Stewart. Photo from 1949. Wire story on back. Ex/Mt $40

26. Wes Westrum, Approx. 7 1/2" x 9 ". A very dapper Westrum receives award in 1947. Ex/Mt $40

27. Norman Whitey Warmbrodt, Approximately 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" on 6 1/2" x 9" cardboard mount. Staff Sergeant Warmbrodt was the ace catcher for Casablanca of the North African Baseball League during WW2. Played minor league ball after the war as well. Photo is from 1945. Ex/Mt $40

28. George Hollerson, Approx. 3 1/2" x 7". George had an excellent career in the Pacific Coast League beginning in 1926 when as a 17 year old won 9 games for the Hollywood Stars. This is from 1927 when he played with Salt Lake City of the Utah Idaho League. Ex+ $35

29. Elwood Woody Wheaton, Approx. 5x7. Woody had a 17 year pro career. He played 2 big league seasons with Connie Mack's A's in 1943-44. He batted .438 in 1939. This photo Wheaton is playing with Lancaster of the Interstate League during the early 1940's. Ex/Mt $40

30. Jack Sanford, Bennie Catchings and Johnny Davenport, Approx. 5x8 photo on larger coardboard mount. Photo from the winter meetings in Birmingham Alabama in the early 1950's. Ex/Mt $25 sold

31. Dallas Patton, 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" on cardboard mount. Dallas hit .345 for 3 straight seasons from 1931-33 for Independence and Springfield in the Western League and Western Association. Then on the other side is part of a Detroit Lions cartoon that was hand drawn pen and ink. Ex+ $40 sold

32. Emil Sick, Approx. 3x5 on cardboard mount. Sick was the long time owner of the Seattle Pacific Coast League baseball team. An interesting sidenote about Sick is that he was a Seattle beer baron (Rainier beer) and was talked into buying a baseball team by another beer baron (Col. Jacob Ruppert, owner of the Yankees). 1930's photo. Ex/Mt $30

33. Trammell Scott, Walter Morris and Milton E. Price, Approximately 6 1/2" x 8. At Winter league meetings circa 1930's. All were minor league presidents during their careers. Ex/Mt $30

34. Oscar Vitt, 2 3/4" x 4 1/2" on cardboard mount. Ossie had a great career as a player and manager in the major leagues and Pacific Coast League. This photo is from 1937 when he was the manager for the Newark Bears. Ex/Mt $30

35. Frank Frisch, Bill Benswanger and Ray Kennedy, Approximately 5 1/2" x 9". Pittsburgh Pirates manager. president and GM at event in 1945. Ex/Mt $30

36. Frank McKinney, Bill Benswanger, Sam E. Watters, Mrs. Barney Dreyfuss and Tom P. Johnson, Approximately 7" x 9 1/2". Photo of Pittsburgh Pirates ownership change on August 24th 1946 when the team went from the Dreyfus family (owners since 1900) to the Galbreath group led by McKinney. Ex/Mt $40

37. Billy West, Approximately 6" x 8". West was the president of the Birmingham baseball club circa late 1920's to the early 1930's. Ex/Mt $30

38. Happy Chandler, Zipp Newman and George Trautman, Approximately 7 1/2" x 6 1/2". With Sports editor of the Birmingham news circa 1947. Ex/Mt $25

39. Happy Chandler with Birmingham Baseball Execs. Approximately 5" x 7 1/2". with Birmingham baseball dignitaries circa 1940's. Ex/Mt $25

40. Happy Chandler's Cabin, Approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Happy Chandlers cabin was a gift from friends when he resigned as Kentucky governor and was appointed to senate. News story on back, Circa 1939. Ex/Mt $25

41. Ellis Veech, Approximately 4" x 6 1/2". Veech was a great St. Louis sports writer. Ex/Mt $30

42. Alva Bradley with Beau Bell, Approximately 6" x 6 1/2". Alva Bradley was president of the Cleveland Indians from 1927-46 and Beau Bell had some great years with the St. Louis Browns. This photo is likely from 1940 when Beau Bell joined the Indians. Ex/Mt $35

43. H. J. Weaver, Approximately 3" x 6 1/2". Baseball executive circa 1930's. $20

44. Tom Meany, Roscoe McGowen, Bill Bloome, Jim Kahn and Fred Weatherly, Approximately 7 1/2" x 9 1/2". Five famous sports writers are in skit about Commissioner Happy Chandler and the 4 Colonels (Col. Bramham, Col. Mulbry, Col. Gottlieb and Col. Spink). Ex/Mt $35

45. John T. Doyle with William B. Carpenter, Approximately 5" x 5 1/2". John Doyle was the editor of the Spalding Baseball Guides since the 1800's and William Carpenter was the supervisor of the International League umpires. News story on back. Likely 1930's. Ex/Mt $30

46. Bill Sudakis and Jack Hiatt, 8x10. This photo is from 1969. The Dodgers Bill Sudakis bats and the Giants Jack Hiatt is behind the plate. Ex/Mt $25

47. Bill Sudakis, 8x10. This photo is from 1969. Sudakis had possibly his best year for the Dodgers. Ex/Mt $25

 

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