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 … [Read more...] about Newly Uncovered Image of Josh Gibson at Auction
He isn’t nearly as famous as his big brother Ed—nor did he have the demons that led to Big Ed’s early death—but Jim Delahanty was a big leaguer too. And a pretty good one. Good enough to pay a visit to Carl Horner’s studio—the same place where the photograph of Honus Wagner was taken. An original copy of that photo, dating back 112 years, is the RMY Auctions’ Photo of the … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Carl Horner Photo of Jim Delahanty at Auction
October 1, 1961 was a seasonably warm day at Yankee Stadium, with the temperature in the upper 60s. Some of the crowd was in shirt sleeves. Some businessmen, as usual, were more formally dressed in suits and sportcoats. Remarkably, the place was less than half full. All would witness history. In the fourth inning of what was the Yankees’ final game of the season, Roger … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Unique Angle on Maris’ 61st Homer
Most images of John Wooden date from his long and successful tenure as coach of the UCLA Bruins. In 1930, though, Wooden was a couple thousand miles away, as a college basketball star in the making at Purdue University. An extremely rare original 1930 photograph of the legendary coach, one of only a handful of known images from his playing days, is now up for … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: John Wooden, Purdue Star, in 1930
A rare photo of Ty Cobb taken from a unique angle during a 1909 game has surfaced and headlines the listings in RMY Auctions’ October online catalog. The newly uncovered 5x7 image, captured at Detroit’s Bennett Park, captures the quaintness of big league baseball more than 100 years ago. Looking almost like a minor league facility, the wooden stands are nevertheless packed … [Read more...] about Newly Discovered Ty Cobb Photo at Auction
Joe DiMaggio’s world was on fire in the early fall of 1937. After a solid debut season with the New York Yankees in 1936, the 22-year-old outfielder had become the talk of the town after hitting .346 with 46 home runs. Now, a rare news photo from that time showing a smiling DIMaggio, awaiting the start of the 1937 World Series is at auction. A caption, carrying an … [Read more...] about Rare Smile, Shades on 1937 Pre-Series Photo of Young Joe D
We tend to think of sports memorabilia auctions as a modern era development, but the truth is that people have been willing to pay for certain items long before the rise of huge catalogs. In the case of a special image at auction this weekend, it wasn’t Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig attracting the attention of bidders, though. The RMY Auctions Photo of the Day is a rare 6 ½ x 8 … [Read more...] about Photo Shows President Harding Signing Baseball for Auction in 1922
He was always smiling but if the Chicago White Sox third baseman knew the fate that awaited him during the prime of his career, George “Buck” Weaver might not have been so cheery. A rare 8x10 news photo of the affable White Sox third baseman, taken during the 1919 Chicago White Sox season, is our Photo of the Day. It’s among more than 350 photos up for auction through … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Buck Weaver in 1919
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?
Roger Maris was known far and wide by the late summer of 1961, but four years earlier, he was just a young player hoping to stick in the major leagues. Images of Maris’ first season with Cleveland are not plentiful but a new discovery adds one more to the list—and this one may be one of the most important photos of Maris ever taken. In cooperation with RMY Auctions, our … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Maris’ Debut?