Original Paul Thompson Hall of Famer News-Photo Collection (6)

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1614

Item Year: 1920

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Collection of six original Paul Thompson photos, each picturing a different Hall of Fame player. Four of the photos feature Thompson's proprietary stamp on the reverse. Although the other two do not, each features Thompson's customary handwritten six-digit production code on the reverse, as well as written notations that appear to be in his hand. The collection is comprised of the following: 1) Ray Schalk. Pictured warming up on sidelines as a member of the Chicago White Sox. Thompson's proprietary stamp appears on the reverse. Schalk is identified by name in pencil on the reverse. The uniform style shown (black uniform; solid black cap) was only worn by the White Sox in 1913 and 1916. 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Vg-Ex, with large diagonal crease in upper left corner. 2) Bucky Harris. Pictured in close up as a member of the Washington Senators. Thompson's proprietary stamp appears on the reverse. The pencil notation on the reverse reads "Washington Americans 1924 winner of the pennant for the first time. Harris - manager and second baseman." 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Ex. 3) Eppa Rixey. Pictured warming up on the sidelines as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. Thompson's proprietary stamp appears on the reverse. Rixey is identified by name in pencil on the reverse. Rixey played with Philadelphia from 1912 to 1920, but he uniform style shown here was in use between 1915 and 1920, thereby dating the photo to that particular six-year span. 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Ex. 4) Bobby Wallace. Pictured warming up on the sidelines as a member of the St. Louis Browns. Thompson's proprietary stamp appears on the reverse. Wallace is identified by name in pencil on the reverse. The uniform style shown here was only worn by the Browns in 1916. 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Vg-Ex, with a small tack hole in Wallace's leg. 5) Sam Rice. Pictured warming up on the sidelines as a member of the Washington Senators. No proprietary stamp, but Thompson's six-digit production code is written on the reverse in pencil, as is Rice's name. The uniform style show here was only worn by Washington in 1916. 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Vg-Ex, with a few light creases. 6) Burleigh Grimes. Pictured in close up as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. No proprietary stamp, but Thompson's six-digit production code is written on the reverse in pencil, as is Grimes' name. Grimes was with Pittsburgh a number of times during his career, but the uniform style shown here corresponds to his 1916 and 1917 seasons with club. 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Vg-Ex, with a tiny tear in the bottom border. Total: 6 photos. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.


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