19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
1938 NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL STAR TEAM SIGNED PHOTO DISPLAY
George Burke (1874-1951)
Autographed photo display representing the 1938 National League All Star team featuring 29 original George Burke photographs (28 of which are signed by the player pictured). Obtained by fellow 1938 All Star pitcher Jim Turner, autographed photos include 12 Hall of Famers: Carl Hubbell; Bill Terry; Frankie Frisch; Mel Ott; Joe Medwick; Billy Herman; Lloyd Waner; Gabby Hartnett; Arky Vaughn; Ernie Lombardi; Leo Durocher; and Bill McKechnie. A notable addition is the signed photo of Willlard Hershberger, an extremely scarce signature due to his demise during the 1940 season. The only photo in the display which is unsigned belongs to the original obtainer of the signatures, Jim Turner.
Individual photographs measure 4 x 6 in.
Framed, 47 x 38 in.
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