Two iconic photos of Ty Cobb taken by legendary baseball photographer Charles Conlon topped bidding at RMY Auctions over the weekend.
An unusual 1913 Conlon shot of Cobb leaping in the air topped bidding in the company’s December Premier Auction of vintage photos, bringing a final price of $4,674 with the 7.9% buyer’s premium.
A 1930s restrike of Conlon’s famous image of Cobb sliding into third base sold for $4,537.
Other photos generating strong interest included one from late in Lou Gehrig’s career that also sold for over $4,000. Taken at an angle above the Yankee first baseman, the unique shot is the same one used for a card of Gehrig that was included in the 1961 Topps set.
A 1907 Paul Thompson image of Christy Mathewson warming up went for just over $3,000.
A unique photo of a smiling Babe Ruth and Billy Sunday meeting in the spring of 1917 sold for over $2,400 as did a 1946 image of Jackie Robinson with the Montreal Royals.