MEARS Auction #20, Ends November 27th, 2010, 9:00 CST, w/15-Minute Rule
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Headshot of Cincinnati Reds ace hurler Bucky Walters snapped during the 1940 season. Walters would finish 3rd in that year's MVP vote on the strength of his 29 complete games, 22 wins, 2.48 ERA and 305 innings; all tops in the league. He would also throw two gems in the World Series allowing only 3 runs over 2 complete games leading the Reds to victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Measures 7" x 9". First generation photo, with the following notations on reverse: Acme Photo photo credit, editor's markings, The Sporting News hologram, 1940. (00657)

Designated as a Type 1 photo, this image was developed directly from the original photographers negative within approximately two years of the depicted person/event. Photographers included in the collection include Charles Conlon, George Burke, George Brace, William C. Greene, Alex P. Silverberg, and George Dorrill. Some are identified; many are not but were provided by these world class photographers. Unlike standard wire photos, these images were often hand developed by the photographer and sent to the Sporting News magazine. Therefore, the result is an actual first generation Type 1 photographers print -again, not be confused with the more commonly found wire photo image. First major collection to enter the market of exclusive Type 1 Photo Prints.

News service photos are also included, and in those instances, are identified as such by their respective stampings. Acme Wire Photo, Associated Press, International News, and United Press have provided images to the archives. Reverse images are included for identification purposes. As part of the production process for the newspaper, images may show production notes, photographer's stamps, date codes, and other markings associated with the production of the Sporting News newspaper. In all cases, each selected image is of superior quality, subject matter, clarity, contrast and condition. Each image was archived by the Sporting News and includes the official Sporting News hologram, assuring its origin and provenance. Additional MEARS LOA included with each lot.

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Auction closed on Sunday, November 28, 2010.
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