First impressions aren’t everything. Carl Hubbell was a 23-year-old prospect when he was signed by the Detroit Tigers in 1926 but player-manager Ty Cobb and his pitching coach, George McBride, weren’t blown away by the young pitcher’s talent and thought his screwball might mean arm trouble down the road. Eventually, he was sold to Beaumont of the Texas League where a … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Charles Conlon Captures Carl Hubbell, Crafty Rookie
RMY Auctions April 2017
Gordie Howe's name is all over the National Hockey League record book, mostly for all of the goals he scored in his long career. Gordie, though, was also known as a guy who didn't shy away from contact on the ice. Howe used his stick for reasons that had nothing directly to do with shooting the puck into the net and he wasn't afraid to apply a hard check when … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: ‘Best Hockey Image of All-Time’?
His career had been over for decades and he hadn’t managed in ten years but in January of 1962, Rogers Hornsby had a new gig; one that brought a new big league team trying to carve its own niche in New York. The 66-year-old Hornsby had been hired by the New York Mets to scout and coach third base. The RMY Auctions Photo of the Day is a rare image of Hornsby sitting at a desk … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Hornsby Signs an Autograph in 1962
It didn’t become official until December but by the fall of 1951, it was fairly clear Joe DiMaggio’s career was coming to an end. The RMY Auctions Photo of the Day is a composite image created for distribution by Acme News in October of that year as stories circulated on the Yankee Clipper’s future plans. It paints a sad portrait of DiMaggio, who had struggled … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: End of the Line for DiMaggio
An iconic, artistic black-and-white photograph of Roger Maris taken during the 1962 World Series is one of 1,773 photographs that are being offered for sale during RMY Auctions’ Mega Collectors Auction. The bidding began on March 31 and will end at 8 p.m. ET on April 15. The photographs run the gamut of subjects, covering sports, politics, entertainment, military, social … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Top Slugger Meets Top Shooter