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ramram
09-17-2013, 05:56 PM
Let's see some of the Negro League photos (no cards) that are out there!

Rob M.

I'll start out with a few that I recently picked up:

Jimmy Shields - Bacharach Giants
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Rogelio "Ice Cream" Linares - New York Cubans
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Leonard Pearson & Ray Noble while playing in the Cuban League
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Gibbie Meeks - Brooklyn Brown Dodgers
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Bill Ricks - Philadelphia Stars
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Believe this to be the 1934 Cleveland Red Sox of the Negro National League

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bcbgcbrcb
09-17-2013, 06:51 PM
Nice variety, Rob.

71buc
09-17-2013, 07:32 PM
These are the only two I have in my collection. The first is a 1940s Henry Kimbro. I love the description of him pasted below.

"He was a little unruly. He didn't always get along with umpires. Some would even have described him as Negro baseball's "bad boy". Kimbro, described by Ted Radcliffe as "the wildest man I ever saw in baseball and, absolutely, the hardest to manage, himself managed the Baltimore Elite Giants briefly during the 1950s before retiring in his hometown of Nashville".

The second is from 1954 and is one of my favorite photos. It features Oscar Charleston, King Tut, and Connie Morgan who replaced Hank Aaron when he signed with the Braves.

bcbgcbrcb
09-17-2013, 08:42 PM
One of my favorites.................

Jason19th
09-18-2013, 04:54 PM
So your the one who sniped me on the new York Cuban's photo

Rob just start telling me what your bidding on and I will give up-- I think that I am about 0 and 50 against you

Jason

ramram
09-18-2013, 08:26 PM
You must have great collecting tastes Jason. lol

Rob M.

BBSD
09-19-2013, 12:18 AM
Not a negro league but have always enjoyed the photo.

ramram
09-19-2013, 02:44 PM
That's a really cool photo of the Boulder team Barry. Have you ever had any luck with identifying anybody on that team?

Here's an old turn of the century Cuban X-Giant cabinet card I've had for a while. Still haven't had any luck identifying him though.

Rob M.

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Jaybird
09-19-2013, 07:28 PM
State Champs with Edgar Burch?

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af353/jasonleemiller/Cuban_NL/1914StateChampions.jpg
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af353/jasonleemiller/Cuban_NL/Burch.png

BBSD
09-19-2013, 08:19 PM
Have not given it go Rob, you have some very sweet photos.

Ladder7
09-20-2013, 10:21 PM
Negro League East-West All-Star game West Squad team taken on August 21, 1938 at Comiskey.

ramram
09-21-2013, 12:53 PM
Steve - Is that the real thing??

Rob M.

bcbgcbrcb
09-21-2013, 01:35 PM
Rob:

Steve's photo is the real thing. It was on e-bay quite a while back.

Jason19th
09-21-2013, 02:21 PM
Here are a couple of recent pickups. On top an image of the Veracruz Eagles circa 1944-45 with a clear picture of Pedro Formental and possible Silvo Garcia
The bottom I am still tying to identify and any thoughts would be welcome

bobfreedman
09-21-2013, 03:59 PM
Life magazine Photo that is 10" x 14" when he was with the New York Black Yankees done by George Strock

Jaybird
09-21-2013, 05:43 PM
Henderson Negro Institute Photo...

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af353/jasonleemiller/HendersonNegroInstitute_zps716435fb.jpg

pariah1107
09-22-2013, 11:53 AM
Great photos everyone.

MikeGarcia
09-22-2013, 09:31 PM
http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/2042957/view/NEGROELEAGUEPLAYERS_NEW_0001.JPG


.... I have no idea of anything about these two photos...blank backs....anyone recognize anything familiar about them ?

ramram
09-22-2013, 09:39 PM
Possibly the 1945 Chicago Brown Bombers.

Rob M.

ramram
09-23-2013, 10:41 PM
That's a really cool photo of the Boulder team Barry. Have you ever had any luck with identifying anybody on that team?

Here's an old turn of the century Cuban X-Giant cabinet card I've had for a while. Still haven't had any luck identifying him though.

Rob M.

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After several years of searching, I may have finally just figured out who this X-Giants player is. Id be interested what others think.

I'm always hesitant about trying to match up photos cuz of the photo matching fog your brain can go through, however, the X-Giants were only around a short time and this guy is a little unique looking.

I found this photo of the 1905 X-Giants and the guy standing 3rd from the right caught my eye.

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Then I found the following:

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Looks to me like my guy is Rogelio Valdez (Valdes).

Rob M.

RCMcKenzie
09-23-2013, 11:12 PM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5543/9908844535_c55550086a_z.jpg

prewarsports
09-24-2013, 11:56 AM
This one is in our Current Auction so while it might be viewed as a shameless plug, I cant help it, I love the thing!

Rhys Yeakley

http://www.rmyauctions.com/1939-SATCHEL-PAIGE%2c-Guayama-Campeon-Mundial-Baseba-LOT28.aspx

smokelessjoe
09-24-2013, 04:25 PM
Iowa Prison Baseball:

earlywynnfan
10-13-2013, 12:25 AM
1943 WWII Negro Service team. The giant guy standing, 4th from left, is Willie Pope.

39special
10-13-2013, 04:08 PM
1943 WWII Negro Service team. The giant guy standing, 4th from left, is Willie Pope.

Great pickup!!

nameless
10-13-2013, 04:46 PM
Very Cool Pennant. Doesn't fit into my collection so I might move it. (I have a homestead gray's photo with Jack Johnson visiting the team, doesnt fit as I thought).

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/gorehawg/pennant_zpsd08169e1.jpeg (http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/gorehawg/media/pennant_zpsd08169e1.jpeg.html)