Lot # 76: c.1930’s Hack Wilson & Charlie Grimm Original Type I Times Wide World Photo - Measures Approx. 8” x 10” - PSA Type I Encapsulation

Category: Photos

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "Summer Spectacular 2018 Auction",
which ran from 7/27/2018 12:00 PM to
8/11/2018 7:00 PM

(LOT 76)
c.1930's Hack Wilson & Charlie Grimm Original Type I Times Wide World Photo - Measures Approx. 8" x 10" - PSA Type I Encapsulation

This eclectic-like 8" x 10" photo depicts the legendary Hack Wilson with Cub's popular "player-manager" Charlie Grimm. Taken during the 1930's, Grimm appears to be pointing out Wilson's rather stout waistline during spring training, with both players donning their period style home uniforms. A brilliant portrayal of these Chicago Cub icons, the image reveals sparkling resolution and near-perfect contrast, with the only flaws worthy of discussion being a few negligible chips along the lower corners and mid-right border.

The verso reveals the Times Wide World Photos credit stamp, with both sides eluding any glaring surface blemishes. Hall of Famer Hack Wilson slugged his way to baseball immortality when in 1930 he hit 56 home runs and accumulated a staggering 191 R.B.I.'s, the latter figure still a Major League record. Standout first baseman Charlie Grimm would end his career with a formidable .290 average, and as a manager, lead the Cub's to three National League pennants in 1932, 1935 and 1945. An extremely scarce rendition of these two ultra-popular Chicago legends, it would make a fine addition to any vintage photo or Cubs collection. - PSA Type I Encapsulation

MIN BID $200

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