Over 290 vintage sports-related photographs including one that was part of a Joe Jackson family scrapbook are on the auction block this weekend.
Photo dealer Henry Yee’s Winter Premium Auction is being conducted on eBay through Sunday night.
The 8×10 Jackson photo remains attached to the scrapbook page where it has rested for about a century. It shows the ill-fated star shortly after his trade to the White Sox and the page also includes a newspaper clipping from a game in August of 1915 in which Jackson was the hitting star. Scrapbooks from Jackson’s estate were originally sold by Lelands in 2014. While most pages consisted of newspaper clippings and notes, the photo was attached to the inside cover. Bidding had surpassed $4,000 heading into the weekend.
The auction includes numerous original Type I photos of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig including a 1920 image of Ruth taking a swing during the first year of his Yankees career, a 1931 shot of Ruth, Gehrig and manager Joe McCarthy and team photos of the 1928 and ’32 Yankees.
Other highlights include:
- 1958 Jim Brown taken moments before or after his Topps rookie card photo
- 1943 Satchel Paige with the Kansas City Monarchs
- 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers infield with rookie Jackie Robinson
- Frank Chance taken by Carl Horner and used for Chance’s T206 portrait
There is no reserve on any of the photos. Click here to view the auction.