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Headlining this Pale Hose collection is a quite rare shot of catcher George "Skeets" Dickey and his older brother Bill Dickey, whose careers briefly overlapped in 1941-42 and 1946, and who both proudly served in WWII. Another highlight is the 1942 White Sox team photo that includes Luke Appling, Ted Lyons, Joe Kuhel, Don Kolloway, Bob Kennedy, Taffy Wright, Wally Moses and Myril Hoag. There is also a striking portrait of 42-year-old veteran Red Ruffing in his last of 22 major-league seasons.
Each 3" x 4" acetate negative is dutifully protected within its original cellophane sleeve or paper envelope—all of which are marked with handwritten name notations or filing numbers. (Indeed, given their subject matter, portrait format, timeframe and holder style, one would guess that the archive originated with Chicago shutterbugs George Burke and George Brace. Yet the only source information comes from our consignor, who instead cites the negatives as having belonged to the Dennis Brearley Collection.) Condition averages Near Mint overall.
Additional figures are Hal Trosky, Billy Pierce, Rudy York, Thurman Tucker (2), Tommy Turner, Johnny Rigney (3 - married Comiskey's daughter and became ChiSox executive), Dave Philley (premier pinch hitter), Guy Cartwright (2), G. Dickey, Mike Tresh (2 - father of Tom Tresh), Aaron Robinson, Frank Whitman (2), Ralph Weigel, Bill Wight, Edgar Smith (2 - '41 AS Game winning pitcher), bullpen, Mike Tresh/Oscar Melillo and Tommy Turner/Johnny Humphries.
1940s Chicago White Sox Original Acetate Negatives (28) - Featuring HOFers Appling, Lyons, Dickey and Ruffing
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