Lot 834: One-of-a-kind collection of vintage candid photos from the 1950s depicting members of the New York Yankees in their street clothes, ranging in size from 2.5 x 3.5 to 3.5 x 6, each signed in fountain pen and nearly all inscribed to "Gloria," including: Joe DiMaggio, Casey Stengel, Yogi Berra (2), Billy Martin, Bill Dickey (2), Phil Rizzuto (4), Johnny Mize, Tom Gorman, Jim McDonald, Mel Allen (4), Bill Miller (2), Bobby Brown (2), Gil McDougald, Allie Reynolds (2), Art Gleeson, Irv Noren, Jerry Coleman, Tom Morgan, Hank Bauer, and Tommy Henrich. In overall very good to fine condition, with some light creases, fading to some of the signatures (including DiMaggio, Berra, Allen, and others), and toned tape affixed over several signatures (including Brown, Coleman, one Rizzuto, one Berra, one Allen, and one Reynolds). The original recipient, "Gloria," tracked down Yankees players outside the stadium and took snapshots of them with her Brownie camera, returning later with the developed photos to have them signed. Accompanied by some related ephemera, including a 1951 American League schedule booklet, membership card for the Jerry Coleman Fan Club, and two letters related to fan clubs for Yankees players.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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