Tuesday, April 03, 2012

CSA: Some Candid Pee Wee Reese Pics

Clean Sweep Auctions is is running their Spring Auction right now and it includes one Dodger memorabilia item that I thought was worth mentioning.

Below, is a group of 4 candid photographs taken by the brilliant Dodger photographer Barney Stein. Apparently, he was out "out & about" with some Dodger players (most notably, Pee Wee Reese). My favorite of the bunch is on the top right. I don't quite know what is going on there, but the sight of Reese on his tippy toes while wearing ice skated and being held up by Walter O'Malley gives me a big smile.

I really love the cabinet card below. It dates to 1888 and is marked on the reverse with Omaha and the Western Association in pencil. That means this could possibly be a Omaha Omahogs player. Unfortunately, it is not known if this is an actual professional player, but it might be reasonable to believe it is (as long as the markings on the reverse are accurate). Nevertheless, I think it's a great vintage period photo.

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