A newly discovered photo showing two legend of the Negro Leagues playing for the same team during a 1934 tournament in Venezuela is on the auction block.
The rare image is among the featured lots in RMY Auctions’ July online catalog.
The Concordia Eagles club was assembled during the winter by the son of Venezuelan dictator Juan Vincente Gomez and included Josh Gibson and Martin Dihigo and competed against other teams from Latin America.
Gibson’s appearance is rare. Only a few dozen original photographs of the great catcher are known to exist and only a small number are considered to be high grade. The Concordia photo is being offered for the first time.
The 3 ¼ x 5 ¾” image features 13 players including Gibson and Dihigo. It includes a handwritten note in Spanish on the back.
Gibson stands at the far right next to manager Arturo Lopez while Martin Dihigo poses third from the left. They were not the only stars on the club. Others included Tetelo Vargas, Luis Aparicio Sr., Rap Dixon and Alejandro San.
Bidding continues through July 14 at RMYAuctions.com.