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1950s Athletics Type I Contact Proof Original Photos (11) by Jacobellis - Possible Non-Chosen Topps Card Shots

Lot Number 606

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Description



The William Jacobellis Photo Collection burst on the hobby scene back in 2014, when the esteemed photographer's contact-proof original photos made a big splash at auction—most notably those of his images used for iconic 1950s Topps and Bowman baseball cards. Examples included '54 Bowman Mays ($5,000), '54 Bowman Mantle ($4,500), '55/'56 Topps Banks ($4,500) and 1952 Bowman Musial ($4,000). The upward trajectory followed a recent trend for ALL Type I original photos used in card production, epitomized by the $60,000 paid in 2012 for Mantle's 1952 Topps photo.

 

Now we're pleased to offer a nice selection from the Jacobellis Collection. It is important to note that Type I "contact proofs" represent the ultimate in crystal-clear image quality and are essentially the closest thing to the negative itself. Simply put, the contact-proof development process was not employed for everyday news-service photos printed on a tight publication deadline, but rather was reserved for specialized, studio-caliber purposes such as card production by Topps, Bowman and other leading companies. It has been said that many of the Jacobellis Collection photos are unique, one-of-a-kind survivors. They measure 4x5 (with a distinctive black border) and average EX-MT condition.

 

Includes: Jimmy Dykes, Lou Limmer, Jack Littrell, Bing Miller, Eddie Joost, Bobby Shantz (KC), Pete Suder, Eddie Robinson, Elmer Valo, Keith Thomas, Joe Coleman (multiple editorial notations including A's logos crossed out).



 
 
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