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Lot # 124: 1927 Norman Plitt, Brooklyn Dodgers Obscurity Portrait Photo by Charles Conlon

Starting Bid: $15.00

Bids: 3 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "MEGA Collectors Auction 2017",
which ran from 3/31/2017 1:00 PM to
4/15/2017 8:00 PM



1927 Portrait photo of one of the oddest stories in baseball during the WWI era. Norman Plitt pitched in 1 game for the 1918 Dodgers and then faded into the minor leagues with long stints in the PCL. He had to be as surprised as anyone when he got another chance in the Major Leagues TEN YEARS LATER as he surfaced with the Dodgers again! This time he got 22 chances to prove himself. Taken by noted photographer Charles Conlon, this is a rare image of one of the oddest stories in the game! Charles Conlon (1886-1945) was America's first sports photojournalist. In the primitive days of photography, he lugged his camera to the ballpark to capture the heroes of the game in their natural setting and paved the way for a new genre of photography. His work encompassed four decades and he became a true master of his craft. His images range from aging 19th century stars through the golden age of the game and most of the iconic baseball photographs of the early 20th century originate from the camera of Conlon. Due to the nature of his employment, images from Conlon are quite rare to find.

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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