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1930s George Burke Autographed Photo Collection (118)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $5,800.00
Very substantial unpicked collection of 118 different original vintage-signed George Burke matte-finish photographs dating from the late 1930s. Each sepia-toned photo (4 x 6 inches) is beautifully signed in blue or black fountain pen. The signatures range in grade from "6" to "10," averaging an "8" overall. 34% of the signatures have added notations. Includes: Auker, Baker, Beck, Bejma, two Bell, Bildilli, Bishop, Blaeholder, Bluege, Bonetti, Bongiovanni, Bordagaray, Brown, Bryant, Cain, two Campbell, Carleton, Case, Caster, Clift, R. Collins, two Combs (HOF), Cooney, Cramer, two Crosetti, Dahlgren, Davis, Desautels, DeShong, V. DiMaggio, Durocher (HOF), Eisenstat, Elliott, Feller (HOF), R. Ferrell (HOF), three W. Ferrell, Fette, Fitzsimmons, Fonseca, two French, Gaffke, Goslin (HOF), Grace, two Haas, Hack, Hamlin, Harrell, Hafey (HOF), F. Hayes, J. Hayes, Higbe, Hollingsworth, Kersieck, Kozar, Krakauskas, Laabs, Lary, Lee, Leonard, Luque, Mack (HOF), McCosky, McCoy, McInnis, McQuinn, L. Moore, W. Moore, Mungo, Murphy, O'Dea, Padgett, Passeau, I. Pearson, M. Pearson, Pipgras, Posedel, Rigney, Rolfe, Ruffing (HOF), Schott, Schumacher, Seeds, Siebert, E. Smith, two Stripp, Suder, Tabor, Thompson, Tobin, Travis, Trotter, Trout, Turner, J. Vance, Vosmik, Walberg, J. Walker, Walkup, Walters, Weatherly, Werber, two West, White, Whitehill, Whitney, Wilson, Wingo, and York (secretarial). Burke was one of the premier baseball photographers from the 1920s through the 1940s. Burke Studios made original prints of players available for sale and for publication. The player's name and the the Burke photo identification number are typed on the reverse of each photo, as was the custom of Burke Studios. Of the 118 signed photographs, forty have black scrapbook paper on their reverses from at one time being mounted in a book and removed many years ago. The photos are otherwise in overall Excellent condition. Total 118 signed photographs. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $5,800.00
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