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The Injury (1951)

The Injury (1951)

Mantle is seen in the locker room shortly after he sustained the knee injury that would haunt him throughout his career. He and Dimaggio were both in pursuit of a fly ball during the 1951 World Series when Mantle, at the request of Joe, pulled off. As he slowed his chase his foot became caught in a drain and the rest is history. Associated Press Newsphoto stamp. Original paper caption. NRMT. 7x9”.

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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