One of only two known original photos of a young Ty Cobb sliding home in Game 3 of the 1908 World Series against the Chicago Cubs is now up for auction. The oversized cabinet image shows the Detroit Tigers star grimacing as he slides across home plate, beating the tag of catcher Johnny Kling. The 11x17 piece is part of RMY Auctions' latest online … [Read more...] about Oversized Cobb Sliding Photo from 1908 World Series Among RMY Headliners
1908 Cobb World Series Photo Among RMY Headliners
An original photo of 21-year-old Ty Cobb sliding home during what's considered to be the finest World Series performance of his career is part of RMY Auctions' newly opened Winter Premier catalog. The auction includes over 1,400 sports, historic and entertainment photos. The quality of the 8x10 silver gelatin photo rivals the more famous image of Cobb sliding hard into … [Read more...] about 1908 Cobb World Series Photo Among RMY Headliners
Nets? Fans at Hilltop Park Were Part of the Action
If you were part of an overflow crowd that turned out to watch the New York Yankees (before they took on that moniker) in 1908, there’s a good chance you could hear every word the players were saying. There’s also a decent chance a foul ball came screaming at you from 15 or 20 feet away. When not everyone could fit in the stands, your local softball league had more … [Read more...] about Nets? Fans at Hilltop Park Were Part of the Action
Original 1908 Cubs Cabinet Photo at Auction
Six years before Wrigley Field opened, the last Chicago Cubs team to win a World Series for the next 108 years gathered for a team photograph. It was 31 years before the Baseball Hall of Fame would open its doors and eventually four of the players on that squad, including player-manager Frank Chance, would be elected. Now, an original copy of that 6 x 7 3/4" cabinet … [Read more...] about Original 1908 Cubs Cabinet Photo at Auction
1908 Basketball Photo Offers Glimpse of the Early Game
One of the earliest known “action” photos of the game of basketball has hit the auction block. Taken just 17 years after James A. Naismith had invented the game while teaching physical education in Springfield, MA, the 5x7 photo shows a group of Columbia University students standing around the basket as another player attempts to shoot what is presumably a warm up free … [Read more...] about 1908 Basketball Photo Offers Glimpse of the Early Game
Ball from Cubs’ Last World Series Title Now at Auction
Tucked in a private collection for years, the baseball believed to be the one Chicago Cubs pitcher Orval Overall tossed for the final out to clinch the team’s last World Series victory in 1908 is up for auction. It could sell for $100,000 or more. According to Heritage Auctions, the ball was obtained immediately after the game at Detroit’s Bennett Park by Tigers manager … [Read more...] about Ball from Cubs’ Last World Series Title Now at Auction
Earliest Photo of a Knuckleball?
A newly uncovered photograph now up for auction seems to bring a new name into the discussion about the earliest knuckleball pitchers. That conversation always seems to start with Eddie Cicotte as the inventor—and he may be just that--but RMY Auctions is offering a 6x8” news photograph from 1908 showing a young Pittsburgh Pirates prospect with a grip that may be the first … [Read more...] about Earliest Photo of a Knuckleball?
Photo of the Day: Cy Young in 1908
You may be familiar with Cy Young through his baseball cards, but there are relatively few photographs of Young plying his craft. Our Vintage Photo of the Day is one such image. It’s believed to have never been seen in the hobby before and likely unseen since it was first used in newspaper coverage at the time of Young’s career. The evolution of the portable camera came a … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Cy Young in 1908