Lot # 175: c.1930's Buck Weaver Type 2 Photograph (PSA/DNA) - Conlon Image

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 2 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

A 1913-14 world tour participant and 1917 World Series champion with the Chicago White Sox, third baseman Buck Weaver found himself in the crossfire of baseball's biggest scandal in 1919. Though Weaver never accepted money from gamblers to help "fix" the 1919 World Series, he was certainly aware of the conspiracy but did not alert authorities. In the eyes of baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis this was justification enough to ban Weaver from the game for life. Tragically, Weaver would apply for reinstatement six times between 1922 and his death in 1956, with his attempts either rejected or ignored each time.

A wonderful, full-body depiction of Buck Weaver, the offered 8" x 10" vintage photograph has been crafted from Charles Conlon's original negative sometime during the 1930's while featuring an image captured at the Polo Grounds c.1918-20. Bold white borders surround the crisp image of Weaver and a faint vertical area of spotting appears parallel to his right shoulder. This appears to be within the image, presumably an imperfection in the original negative or an occurrence during the process of development. Verso is stark white and includes a handwritten identifier of Weaver written in pencil. Authenticated as a Type 2 photo by PSA/DNA.


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