1939 Dizzy Dean PSA Type I Original George Burke Photo – Measures Approx. 4" x 6" - PSA Type I LOA
This sensational 1939 Dizzy Dean 4" x 6" Type I photo was originally taken by renowned baseball photographer George Burkeduring his second season with the Chicago Cubs. A legendary Hall of Fame pitcher, Dean will forever be considered one of the most popular and admired players to ever grace a baseball diamond. He is the last National League 30 game winner, a feat accomplished in the 1934 season in which he and his brother Daffy won a combined 49 games, leading the Cardinals to a World Series title. By the age of 26 he had already won an incredible 134 games and was on his way to being a sure 300 game winner until a line drive in the 1937 All Star game off the bat of Earl Averill struck his toe.
Consequently, Dizzy altered his pitching motion in favor of his injury, resulting in several arm injuries that curtailed his HOF career. He was traded to the Cubs for the 1938 season and hung up his spikes after the 1941 season (he actually resurfaced in 1947 and made a single 4-inning appearance with the St. Louis Browns). The black & white photo is in stellar condition with Dean's half-body portrait image portraying his period style Cubs cap and uniform. The well-preserved illustration shows no obtrusive surface flaws, whatsoever, emanating crystal clear clarity and exceptional contrast with the image well centered between four bright white borders. The relatively clean back reveals some standard Burke typed numerical notations at the top including Dizzy Dean's hallowed name. A sure classic, this Dizzy Dean image conjures up vivid memories of his incredible pitching prowess that in his prime placed him as baseball's "king of the hill"! - LOA – PSA/DNA Type I
MIN BID $200