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The long-time Negro League star is pictured during his debut with the Cleveland Indians as a 34-year old rookie. The homerun hitting first baseman would meet a tragic end after his playing days were through during a bank hold up.NRMT. 6.5x8.5 (actual image is 5.5x7.”)
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.
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