MEARS Auction #22, Ends January 29th, 2011 - 9:00 CST, w/ 15-Minute Rule
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/30/2011
Most photos measure 8" x 10". The Pitt Panthers have struggled to make a name for themselves over the past several decades, however, post 2000, the Panthers have been ranked in the top ten all but one season. Pitt's basketball program is coming of age and are becoming a Big East Conference power. This stockpile contains images of the players that have helped to build the Pitt Panther reputation including Demetreus Gore, Charles Smith, Bobby Martin and others. Featured in this lot is a photo of Pitt's Clyde Vaughn side by side with the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield who holds up an honorary Pittsburgh jersey.

On the Reverse: Multiple photographers credited, affixed descriptions, hand written descriptions, editor's markings, Holding Charge stamp, Sporting News Collection holograms. (01348)

This image originated directly from the archives of "The Sporting News" and was intended for use in its pages. Designated as a Generation 1 photo, this image was developed directly from the original photographers negative within approximately one to five years of the depicted person/event. In some instances, usually when a date stamp is present, the photograph was developed within a year or even days of the listed 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 sent to the Sporting News magazine. Therefore, the result is an actual first generation photographers print -again, not be confused with the more commonly found wire photo image. First major collection to enter the market of exclusive Generation 1 Photos.

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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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $50
Final prices include buyers premium.: $58
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Sunday, January 30, 2011.
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