Huge 1920s-1980s Sports Photograph Collection (over 600)
There is some great stuff here and a lot of it is early (1930s and previous). Collection of over 600 images from all sports including baseball, some great football, boxing, track, auto racing, skiing (several), golf, polo, hockey, swimming (1920s-60s), tennis, body building, Olympics, horse racing, and more. Some of the pieces include: Helen Jacobs (2), 1961 NY Knicks, 1952-3 Rose Bowl (34), 1952 USC-UCLA, Pop Warner, George Allen, 1960s Bob Seagren (18), lots of 1950s California football, lots of 1930s golf, boxer Ray Miller (4), 1960 Tulane QB’s (plus a ton of good college football), nice slug of 1920s football, boxer Ike Moore, 1952 SF Seals, 1930 Wimbledon, Freddie Mills dies (2), 1952 Olympics, 1950s Harlem Globetrotters (2), Will Harridge, 1927 polo (5), 1930 Montana football, 1936 Olympics, Washington Redskins, umpire Ziggy Sears, 1952 U of Kentucky QB, Joe DiMaggio, 1966 Notre Dame football, 1940 All American football, 1930s PCL, 1951 Indy 500 (2), 1946 boxer Marty Servo, Ernie “Shoeless” Shelton (several), 1952 Olympics, 1944 USC QB Jim Hardy, 1937 Navy (Tom Hamilton), 1955 49ers rookie, Eddie Shack (Buffalo Sabres) and much, much more. This is not junk, there are great photos here, many worth $25-50 each. The great photographers are here such as Apeda. Some of the images themselves are excellent, as there is a ton of early stuff here.
Various sizes, most 7x9” and in overall great condition (EX to EX-MT).
This lot is from the legendary San Francisco Examiner Archive (SFXArchive).
This is one largest collections ever of historic vintage photos spanning the entire 20th century. The San Francisco Examiner was the first paper acquired by William Randolph Hearst and itself was the subject of the film classic Citizen Kane. The majority of the photographs are fully identified, and back-stamped with dates. Included throughout this auction is a diverse mix of subjects including sports, historical, political, transportation, Hollywood, and all facets of entertainment.