I don't often feature items from Mile High Card Company Auctions, but this time around I couldn't help myself. There are a couple of items that really stuck out to me, and I felt I would be remiss if I didn't point them out.
If you haven't seen "The Jackie Robinson Movie" than I gotta ask, "what's stopping ya?" Heck, you could watch it online for free, so you really have no excuse. Go to this link to watch it on youtube. Anyway, following up on that check out the below vintage movie poster for the film. It is from 1950 and is one of the more sought after sports related movie posters in the hobby.
When I saw this I knew I had to put it up. Here is a vintage press photo of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (on the right) and Illinois Assistant State Attorney Hartley Reblogle during the "Black Sox" trail in 1921. It was taken on July 21st- which happens to be my birthday. What I love about the photograph is that little stare Joe gives. I'm sure he's wondering what the heck is going on. This guy to his right is trying to prosecute him, but wants a personalized photo with him? What's up with that? It's almost depressing because deep down you know that Joe Jackson was like a poor deer staring straight at a cars headlights.
Since we are on the topic of Joe Jackson, check out the below press photo taken by legendary Baseball photographer Louis Van Oeyen. He captures Joe perfectly as he ponders his upcoming at-bat. This pic is brilliant for its clarity and subject matter.