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    1962 Maury Wills Signed Photograph Inscribed to Photographer Ernie Schworck with Hickok Belt Award. He stole 376 bases between 1960 and 1965, leading the National League in thefts each of those seasons. Here he poses with his substantial haul. His 8/10 black ink inscription at upper left to photographer Ernie Schworck reads, "To Ernie, thanks for the finest picture I've ever had taken, Maury Wills 1962." Wills claimed the NL MVP Award that year. Viewable image area measures 8x11" with original matting and framing completing dimensions at 19x23". Schwork won the "1962 Hickok Pro Athlete Photographers Award" for the image, and that award is presented here as well, measuring 8x16". Letter of provenance from Bruce Schworck.


    The Ernie Schworck Collection

    With a camera around his neck and a spirit of adventure in his heart, renowned photographer Ernie Schworck spent three decades in the employment of United Press International (UPI), aiming his lens at the most famous figures of twentieth century sport and politics. The collection that follows focuses primarily on the former, Schworck's Los Angeles residency making him a familiar face at Dodger Stadium and Anaheim Stadium. He's best remembered for his creation of some of the most famous photographs of legendary southpaw Sandy Koufax ever captured, images that he populated with hand-notated game used balls that served as living captions for no-hitters, World Series victories and other historic achievements. Schworck wisely retained many of these baseballs for his personal collection, and they make their hobby debut in the lots that follow. Several are accompanied by the photos for which they were created, and all include a letter of provenance from the Schworck family. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA (autograph).




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