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Joe and Dom DiMaggio Vintage News Photo Collection (33)

Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $294

This collection of vintage news and wire photos commemorates the careers of Joe and Dom DiMaggio. Joe and Dom are featured individually in fifteen photos each, while two picture the famous siblings together. All but three of the photos date to each player's active career and included are photos that picture the brothers both on and off the field. Twenty-seven news photos are represented here, eighteen of which include the original paper news caption and/or a newspaper clipping displaying the respective photo. The other five are traditional wire photos (the news text is embedded in the photo). Five of the photos are very heavily trimmed; the remainder range in size from 6.5 x 9 to 8 x 10 inches. All of these photos have flaws common to working press photos, including, but not limited to, editorial outlining and shading (heavy on most), editorial notations, edge tears, and light-to-moderate creasing. Without regard to the five trimmed photos, the collection ranges from Good to Excellent, averaging Very Good (typical for press photo collections). Included with the group is a second-generation print of Joe DiMaggio as a member of the Seals. This is a fascinating collection of quality images. Perhaps the most unusual image is a 1947 photo featuring an X-Ray of Joe DiMaggio's foot! The tear sheet on the back (it was published in The Sporting News ) shows this was used as an illustration on a story about Joe D's injured left foot. Total: 33 photos (32 vintage photos and 1 second-generation print). Reserve $100. Estimate $200/$300. SOLD FOR $294


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