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Lot # 147: 1929 James Cronin, Philadelphia Athletics "World Champion Rarity" by Charles Conlon

Starting Bid: $15.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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

The 1929 Philadelphia Athletics were one of the greatest teams of all time and they ushered in one of the most important dynasties that were ever assembled. Highlighted by FIVE Hall of Famers, the toughest players to find images of from the 1929 A's are actually the role players and obscurities. The offered image captures middle infielder James Cronin in full uniform at the ballpark. A rarity as he only participated in 25 games and never played in the major leagues again! Taken by noted photographer Charles Conlon and in fine condition overall with his handwriting and signature on the back. 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: 5x8
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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