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Lot # 212: 1943 "The Long and Short of the Brooklyn Dodgers", Awesome Photo of Howie Schultz and Joe Soskovic

Starting Bid: $15.00

Bids: 1 (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

Baseball photographs of the tallest and shortest players on the team are nothing new, and have been used since the 1880's to illustrate the differences in ballplayers physical attributes. In fact there is an Old Judge baseball card from 1888 illustrating just such an instance between John Reilly and Hugh Nicol of the Cincinnati Reds. By 1943 however, it had been largely forgotten, by most anyways. A New York photographer named Bill Meurer dug deep into the past and resurrected the technique using lanky first baseman Howie Schultz and diminutive catcher Joe Soskovic as the perfect models! A cool new discovery being offered here for the first time, this a really bold and beautiful example that is sure to be an instant conversation starter!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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