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Johnny Mize Personal Photograph Collection of (21)

Lot Number 506

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Photo fanatics smile big for this selection from the personal collection of HOFer Johnny Mize. A regular all-star during his career with the Cardinals, Giants and Yankees, "The Big Cat" mashed 359 homers in his fifteen seasons in the majors and also earned five World Series rings during the Yankees incredible 1949-1953 run. Commemorate this fearsome slugger with this lot of (21) original 1930s-1950s photographs of Mize that come with a "Letter of Provenance" signed by his daughter Judi Mize.

Featured are:

12x18 Oval framed portrait in suit and tie; photo presents in excellent condition, frame show minor touches of wear

8x10 Framed batting cage pose with Giants teammate Mel Ott in excellent condition; frame shows moderate wear

8x10 Framed batting swing shot in Cardinals uniform with small stains at bottom right corner, otherwise very attractive; frame shows moderate wear

8x10 Yankees old timers team photo (VG) with Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto and Charlie Keller; has AP credit stamp on reverse

8x10 Yankees photo (VG) with Mize shaking hands with Yogi Berra after crossing home plate and Billy Martin in the background

8x10 Cardinals photo (EX+) with Mize crossing the plate and shaking hands with Terry Moore and Joe Medwick; has AP credit stamp on reverse

8x10 Photo (VG) of Mize on deck at Yankees Stadium

11x14 Photo (VG) of Mize in Yankees uniform making a play at first base with Roy Campanella running down the line during the 1952 World Series

6-1/2 x 8-1/2" Photo (GD) of Mize in Giants uniform taking a cut

4x6 Photo (VG-EX) of Mize in Giants uniform with George Burke photographer credit stamp on reverse

(4) 11x14 Identical portrait photos of Mize in suit and tie show VG-EX to EX details with deference to (2) irregularly trimmed

2-3/4 x 4-1/2" Photo (VG-EX) of Mize at a WWII military base

2-1/2 x 3-1/4" Photo (GD, trimmed) of Mize holding his hunting catch of game birds

9x7 Photo (FR) with 2" tear at right, with Mize in street clothes signing autographs for kids; has New York Times credit stamp on reverse

8x10 Photo (EX+) of Mize wearing a Hawaiian shirt with his dog; has photographer credit at bottom of obverse

8x10 Photo (GD, trimmed) of Mize in street clothes with three dogs; has AP credit stamp on reverse

(2) 8x10 Photos in outdoor setting with Mize in street clothes (both NM)


Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.

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