The Sal LaRocca Brooklyn Dodger Vintage Photograph Collection (300+)
One of the finer Dodger photo collections ever to be offered as one lot, all are Type 1 unless noted: 1) AP (45); Wonderful set of 1930s-50s Associated Press wire photos (5x7") w/stamps on verso & some paper captions including Zimmer, Branca (4), Newcombe (3), rookie Reiser (3), rookie Gilliam, Vaughan, Mungo (2), Meyer, Pee Wee, Lavagetto, Fitzsimmons & Durocher as player. 2) 1932 SPRING TRAINING (3); Miller, Cuccinello & one other are 7x4" w/unusual blind stamp "Loomis Studios, Clearwater, FL." 3) CARL FURILLO (5); Fabulous oversized 11x14" portrait in original frame, Type I. Plus, wire photos (1&3) w/1955 WS HR. 4) 8x10s (35): Fabulous material w/Campy & Alston (2), Snider & Japanese pitcher Bill Mishita, Alston/Reese, Zimmer (3), Pee Wee Reese Day (exceptional double weight), 1920 team reunion w/Stengel (1949), 1949 team on truck (awesome), Gil Hodges 200th homer, 1955 WS Game 5 celebration (signed by Labine), Reese photographing Snider w/old camera, & awesome Gilliam rookie. Plus, cult players such as Shuba, Meyer (2), Barney (2), Loes, Palica, Cox, and more. 5) SIGNED (8); Photos are vintage, sigs are later: Erskine & team, Milliken, Amoros, Roe, Abrams, Ramazolli, Fernandez, Labine with team. About 7x9". 6) MISC (10): Nice early Pee Wee Reese & more, types I & III. 7) LATER PRINTS (125); Some date back to being printed in 1960s, many ordered from the BBHOF, a nice large group of team photos. 8) MONTREAL ROYALS (5); From their top farm team: "1941 Governor’s Cup Winners of the International League" 18x8" panorama (Van Mungo, Clyde Sukeforth), plus two 1956 Sparky Andersonss and 1950 Clyde Sukeforth/Bert Shotton (Jackie Robinson’s minor & major league managers). 9) 1945 MONTREAL ROYALS (18): Team issue photo set (3x4.75"). 10) TEAM PHOTOS (9): Exceptional collection of early Dodger team photos. There are 5 Jackie Robinson-era teams including two w/Barney Stein stamps on verso, 1955 World Champs, & 1947 "Welcome Legionnaires." Plus, two fabulous team photos while training in Cuba 1941 & 1942, and 1930s team with Casey Stengel in dugout at Polo Grounds. 11) 1920 (2): Two incredible 1920 team photos with International Film Service stamps on versos. Fabulous Type I quality and an amazing team with jerseys to match. One is a full team (8x6"), the other partial team (8x4.5"), the best thing here. 12) INTERESTING (5); Joe Stripp by George Burke, 1934 Clyde Sukeforth & Walter Beck (laminated), and more. 13) SNAPSHOTS (57); A collection unto itself, a beautiful lot w/Hodges, Lavagetto, Walker & a major concentration on Ebbets Field itself.