Lelands purchased a mammoth collection of photographs from the archives of a San Francisco newspaper. Now, the historic pix are being mixed in with the company’s auctions.
Sports memorabilia auction house Leland’s will begin selling off part of the huge collection of historic photographs purchased from the files of the San Francisco Examiner.
The "million dollar photo buy" will take a long time to dispense among hobbyists, but the first installment gets underway as Lelands lets loose with it’s 2006 summer auction.
Included is a collection of Joe Dimaggio photographs from his minor league days with the SF Seals of the PCL; Casey Stengel first year manager of the Oakland Oaks (1946); Rogers Hornsby and Pie Traynor at Wrigley Field Los Angeles (1931); one of the finest PCL photo collections ever unearthed with 68 images from 1920-50; dedication of Seals Stadium with Ty Cobb (1931); Joe Jackson at the Black Sox Trial; Arnold Rothstein, Fixer of the 1919 World Series Murdered; Jimmy Foxx and Babe Didrikson (1934); 18-Year Old Bob Feller (1938); Paul Waner’s 3000th Hit (1942).