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It is difficult to fathom the investment of time and other resources that went into the assemblage of this astounding collection of 577 autographed photos. What is equally astounding is the constant thread of stunning aesthetic quality throughout due primarily to the photographic genius of George Brace, one of baseball's most renowned photographers, whose lens captured each and every image. All of these 4" x 6" black and white photos features a "Brace Photo" label adhered to the reverse. The images are mostly from the late 1930s to early 1950s that were reproduced from Brace's original negatives some time ago. It is a unique and vastly comprehensive archive that could likely never be replicated. Most are NM to NM/MT photos with bold "8-10" ink, felt tip or Sharpie signatures (a small amount somewhat lesser). Some are signed "To Wayne" and there are a few duplicates in the mix. Hall of Famers: 13 photos w/Boudreau, Doerr, Feller, Fingers, Herzog, Irvin, Kell, Kiner, Roberts, B. Robinson, Slaughter and Snider. Notables: 68 photos w/Joe Black, Ralph Branca, Harry Brecheen, Bob Buhl, Lou Burdette, Tommy Byrne, Phil Cavaretta, Wes Covington, Roger Craig, Harry Danning, Al Dark, Crash Davis ("Bull Durham"), Dom DiMaggio, Ryne Duren, Carl Erskine, Elroy Face, Ferris Fain, Herman Frank, Bob Friend, Joe Garagiola, Al Gionfriddo, Pete Gray, Marv Grissom, Dick Groat, Clint Hartung, Tommy Henrich, Tommy Holmes, Johnny Hopp, Hal Jeffcoat, Clem Labine, Vern Law, Johnny Logan, Frank Malzone, Marty Marion, Gene Mauch, Gil McDougald, Cal McLish, Minnie Minoso, Don Mossi, Don Newcombe, Irv Noren, Joe Nuxhall, Mickey Owen, Andy Pafko, Mel Parnell, Johnny Pesky, Bill Pierce, Jimmy Piersall, Johnny Podres, Bill Rigney, Preacher Roe, Johnny Sain (2), Hank Sauer (2), Herb Score, Bobby Shantz (2), Roy Sievers, Curt Simmons, Sibby Sisti, Chuck Tanner, Birdie Tebbetts, Virgil Trucks, Bob Turley, Johnny Vander Meer, Mickey Vernon, Wes Westrum and Gus Zernial.
Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. A complete listing of additional players as follows:
Also: 496 photos w/Art Ditmar, Pete Naktenis, Leroy Wheat, Bill Lillard, "Monty" Basgall, Pete Castiglione, Ray Coleman, Charlie "Bubba" Harris, Dick Rozek, Lou Limmer, Carl Miles, Dave Philley, Larry Eschen, Vern Benson, Charlie Bowles, Irv Hall, Emil Mailho, Robert McNamara, Eric Tipton, Les McCrabb, Joe DeMaestri, Everett Kell, Bill Renna, Forest "Spook" Jacobs, Les Matarazo, Lou Skizas, John "Zeke" Bella, Dick Adams, Allie Clark, Don Buddin, Paul Hinricks, Dick Littlefield, Floyd Baker, Don Gerhardt, Sam Mele, Del Wilber, Les Moss, John Robinson, Ed McGah, Jake Jones, Frank Dasso, Danny Galehouse, Cecil H. Travis, Danny Musser, John Welaj (2), George Archie, Jimmy Bloodworth, Angelo Giuliani, Buddy Lewis, Bert Shepard, Ed Yost, John Adkins, Johnny Schmitz, Art Ceccarelli, Joe Ostrowski, Dick Stark, Lou Sleater, George Zuverink, Tom Upton, Ed Collins Jr., "Bud" Thomas, Gerald McQuaig, Elmer Valo, Dario Lodigiani, Al Brancato, "Ace" Parker, Randy Gumpert, Joe Astroth, Carl Scheib, George Yankowski, Pete Suder, Ed Burtschy, Ray Murray, Lou Brissie, Fred Marsh, Ned Garver, Hank Arft, Chuck Diering, Johnny Groth, Clarence Marshall, Bill Hunter, Jim Rivera, Jim Dyck, Ed Mickelson, Dick Kryhoski, Charlie Beamon, Bill O'Dell, Mike Blyska, Connie Johnson, Jack Fisher, Tito Francona, Tony Criscola, John Miller, Elden Auker, Tedd Gullic, Duane Pillette, Neil Berry, Perry Currin, Al Lamacchia, Bob Savage, Charles Stevens, Jim Pyburn, George "Slick" Coffman, Sam Harshang, Rusty Peters, Al Milnar, Sid Peterson, Freddie Sanford, Bob Usher, John Sanford, Ray Herbert, Jim Small, Billy Hoeft, Reno Bertoia, Tommy Brown, Solly Hemus, Sam Nahem, Vinegar Bend Mizell, Don Blasingame, Tom Saffell, John Merson, Ed Albosta, Xavier Rescigno, Vic Barnhart, Culley Richard, Bobby Bragan, Clyde Sukeforth, Ben Sankey, Gus Suhr, Forrest Jensen, Pete Sivess, Hilly Flitcroft, Charlie Brewster, Rogers McKee, Bubba Church, Ted Kazanski, Thornton Kipper, Ford Mullen, Johnny O'Neil, Bill Harmon, Paul M. Busby, Hal Marnie, Dick Sisler, Jim Westlake, Andy Seminick, Ron Negray, George Burpo, Bob Borkowski, Jim Greengrass, Warren Hacker, "Chuck" Aleno, Joe Just, Al Libke, Ken Raffensberger, Bobby Mattick, Harry Perkowski, Lennie Merullo, Fred "Fuzz" Richards, Jim Brosnan, Bill Moisan, Wally Westlake, Charlie Devens, Ted Sepkowski, Johnny Sturm, Bill Johnson, "Bud" Metheny, Bob Kuzava, Dan Reynolds, Pete Gebrian, Bill Mueller, Bob Boyd, Ron Jackson, Rosco Krsnick, Clem Dreiswerd, Frank House, Ken Holcombe, "Spec" Shea, Charlie Silvera, Jerry Coleman, Johnny Kucks, Willis Hudlin, Morris "Red" Badgro, "Rollie" Stiles, Wally Hebert, Danny Galehouse, Al Vincent, Paul Gregory, Johnny Stoneham, Milt Bocek, Ray Berres, Harry Boyle, Val Heim, Ewald "Lefty" Pyle, "Hal" Epps, George Gill, Don Gutteridge, George "Bingo" Binks, Boris "Babe" Martin, Frank Mancuso, Floyd Baker, Ellis Clary, Bob Dillinger, Hillis Layne, Jim Mallory, Alton Brown (2), Jim Pearce, Hal Keller, Bob Oldis, Steve Roser, Bill Voiselle, Sam Gentile, Harry MacPherson, Chet Clemens, Ralph "Mac" McLeod, Tommy Reis, Art Johnson, Carl Lindquist, Ralph Hodgin, George Crowe, P.J. McCullough, Bob Repass, Ernie Oravitz, Ted Abernathy, Albie Pearson, Mel Hoderlein, Bob Wiesler, Tony Roig, Tommy Umphlett, Guy Morton, Gil Coan, Buzz Dozier, Ed Fitzgerald, Wayne Terwilliger, Carden Gillenwater, Charlie Kress, "Dutch" Fehring, Bernie Uhalt, Harry H. Kinzy, Norm Schleuter, Len Perme, Mel Harder, Hugh Alexander, Clarence Campbell, Pete Center, Earl "Hook" Henry, Allen Gettel, "Dutch" Weingartner, Bill Glynn, mGeorge Strickland, Ray Narleski, Sam Chapman, Joe Frazier, Ted Gray, Ray Hayworth, "Flea" Clifton, Jimmy Outlaw, "Lou" Lucier, Elden Auker, Bill Harris, Jake Wade, Eddie Mayo, Jim Bucher, Tom McBride, Lefty Lefebvre, Robert Smith, Bud Byerly, Lou Berberet, Rudy Minarcin, Herb Plews, Joe Trimble, Bob Smith, Frank Baumann, Marty Keough, Hershel Freeman, Bill Henry, Dick Brodowski, Hal Brown, Tom Brewer, Frank Sullivan, Russ Kemmerer, Willard Nixon, Gene Stephens, Karl Olson, Pete Daley, Dave Sisler, PeteMagrini, Harry Taylor, Herb Moford, Al Epperly, Bob Carpenter, Claude Passeau, "Mickey" Kreitner, Hank Borowy, Bob Rush, Turk Lown, Nino Bongiovanni, Jim Bolger, Ed Bailey, Bob Ferguson, Ken Burkhart, Eddie Shokes, Howie Judson, Merrill "Pinky" May, Barney Mussill, Ken Heintzelman, John "Deacon" Donahue, Ben Culp, Russ Derry, Eddie Robinson, Lee Stine, Hector Lopez, Art Schallock, Bill Wight, Don Gutteridge, Walt Dropo, Sid Hudson, Billy Hitchcock, Walt Masterson, Charlie Maxwell, Norm Zauchin, Ed Joost, Ted Lepcio, Grady Hatton, Bill Consolo, Milt Bolling, Bill Klaus, Owen Friend, Haywood Sullivan, Dick Gernert, Stew Bowers, Bill Jurges, Charlie Wagner, Sam Dente, Dave "Boo" Ferriss, Vito Valentinetti, Jay Porter, Cletus "Boots" Poffenberger, Robert Gillespie, William "Otey" Clark, Eddie Collins Jr., Clyde Vollmer, Danny Galehouse, Boris "Babe" Martin, Harvey Riebe, Charlie Metro, Red Borom, John McHale, Edward Mierkowicz, Steve Souchack, Ray Boone, Charlie Maxwell, Jack Crimian, Bill Tuttle, Paul Foytack, Frank Lary, Werner "Babe" Biner, Les Mueller, Benny McCoy, Leo "Red" Nonnenkamp, Johnny Lipon, Chuck Stobbs, John McCall, Matt Batts, Ernie Andres, Eddie Pellagrini, Harry Dorish, Al Widmar, Paul Campbell, Ford Garrison, Mace Brown, John Lazor, Francis "Red" Barrett, Herb Hash, Joe Cascarella, Bill Butland, Ken Weafer, Bill Werber, Andy Spognardi, Bill Rogell, Tony Lupien, Bill Conroy, Vic Johnson, Fred Hatfield, Bill Werle, Lou Stringer, Harry Taylor, Gus Niarhos, Jerry Staley, Cloyd Boyer, Frank Smith, Dick Bokelmann, Bob Tiefenauer, Dick Koecher,Hobie Landrith, Walt Sessi, Bob Blattner, Jack Creel, Art Lopatka, Art Rebel, Harry Walker, Clarence Heise, Eddie Bockman, Paul Pettit, Ron Necciai, Lee Howard, Paul La Palme, Bob Del Greco, Ed Bahr, Ron Kline, Tony Bartirome, Toby Atwell, Ed O'Brien, Johnny O'Brien, Jake Theis, Bob Skinner, John Babich, Ray Hartsfield, Ernie Johnson, Frank Torre, Ray Martin, Danny Litwhiler, NJick Strincevich, Bob Loane, Whit Wyatt, Alta Cohen, Ray Benge, Clyde Sukeforth, "Frenchy" Bordagaray, Harry Eisenstat, Joe Becker, Pete Coscarart, Mike Sandlock, Bob Kennedy, Gene Hermanski, Al Campanis, Clyde King, Don Lund, Dick Whitman, Rocky Nelson, Joe Tepsic, Jim Hughes, Ed Roebuck, Joe Pignatano, Nick Tremark, Ken Lehman, Bobby Barr, "Paddy" Rogers, Ernie Koy, Newell Kimball, Ed Miksis, Howie Schultz, Eddie Basinski, Jack Radtke, John "Red" Barkley, John Van Cuyk, Ransom Jackson, Spider Jorgensen, Pat McGlothin, Bob Addis, Paul Minner, John Rutherford, Chris Haughey, Elmer Sexauer, Don Mueller, Adrian Zabala, Joe Stephenson, Max Lanier, Ace Adams, Jim Sheehan, Joe Moore, Al Cuccinello, Carlton Willey, John Riddle, Whitey Wietelman, Al Veigel, Dick "Leif" Erickson, Warren Huston, Bob Sturgeon, Ray Noble, Bill Lohrman, Tom Sunkel, Sammy Calderone, Buddy Rufer, Sal Yvars, Joe Amalfitano, Bob Lennon, Mike McCormick, Herb ANdrews, Charlie Mead, Frank Seward, Andy Hansen, Edward H. "Doc" Marshall, Charles W. English and Gene Thompson.
Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.