Shown here are pics from a lot of eleven news service 'Spielmacher Photos' of the Grand Rapids Chicks of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League available for sale at Hake's Auctions. On Tuesday I shared some pics of some Dodger memorabilia available at this auction. Go here to check out that post.
Made famous when the movie 'A League of Their Own' arrived in theaters in 1992, the AAGPBL offered women's professional Baseball from 1943 to 1954 throughout the mid-West. Games featured the ladies playing hardball on the diamond, and they proved to many that they could play the game too... And played it well... Very well.
As for memorabilia or relics from this league, well they are basically nonexistent. You rarely come across game-used material, and forget about game day programs and knickknacks. If anything like that appears on the market you should expect to pay more than you might expect.
So, seeing these items here is a huge pleasure.
Per the auction description:
c. 1940s. Includes 16 A-AGPBL team members in uniforms posing for photo on steps, six members in uniform in dugout w/hands over heart during national anthem, Connie Wisniewski pitching, center fielder and side arm pitcher Pat Keagle in close-up poses and field action shots.
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