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    1962 World Series Game Seven Used Baseball. It was the closest World Series ever contested, one that concluded with Bobby Richardson's heroic snag of a Willie McCovey liner that would have plated two runs and given the Giants the walk-off victory. Here we present a game ball from that contest, noting the "Yanks 1 Giants 0" tally of the finale. The words "Bye Bye Baby" are penned twice on the well-worn ONL (Giles) sphere, apparently a tongue-in-cheek jab at the fallen Giants whose KSFO radio broadcasts used to open with a fight song by that title. We've never seen another ball from this Series offered within a major auction, much less one from the memorable seventh game. 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.



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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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