1937 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BASEBALL TEAM PHOTO WITH SATCHEL PAIGE AND CUBAN HOF MEMBERS. .
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
Auction #211 - Part I
Item numbers 1 through 1196 in auction 211
5x7" original glossy photo of 13 team members in uniform on a ball field w/stadium crowd in the bkg. Has photographers imprint at lower left "Cesareo Munez Santiago, R. D." Standing at far left is Satchel Paige while other players include Cuban HOF members Lazaro Salazar and Silvio Garcia in addition to Rodolfo Fernandez. This is believed to be an early season version of the Ciudad Trujillo powerhouse team that would ultimately claim the postseason title that year with All-Time Negro League greats Josh Gibson & Cool Papa Bell who joined that roster later in the season. 1937 was the only season that Satchel Paige was documented as playing in the Dominican Republic. All of these players are known to have played on the famous Ciudad Trujillo team in 1937 as documented on the season-long run of scorecards offered as our next lot, item #1078. Obvious wear including creases, small margin tears and few edge flakes. Reverse has paper adhered from scrap book mounting. Just Good but image is sharp and clear and photo retains a glossy appearance. A rare team photo and a must have for the Paige completest. From the Richard Merkin Collection and comes with Hake’s COA.
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