CHARLIE ROOT Real Photo Postcard RPPC 1932-33 Chicago Cubs George Burke

DATE: 1932-33

ORIGINAL or REPRINT: Type 2 Original - Printed from the original negative, but in a later period

TEAM: Chicago Cubs

SUBJECT: Charlie Root

PHOTOGRAPHER: George Burke

APPROXIMATE SIZE: 3-1/2"x5-1/2"

MARKS / STAMPING: Handwritten identification of photo's subject. Has standard postcard back but remains postally unused.

NUMBER OF PHOTOS: 1

COMMENTS / CONDITION: Offered is an approximately 3-1/2"x5-1/2" real photo postcard of Charlie Root, pictured in his Chicago Cubs uniform circa 1932-33. The original photo was taken by George Burke in 1932-33, but this card was produced some time later (no earlier than the 1950's judging by the standard Kodak back). Comes from a large collection of such postcards that we will be listing over the coming months, all having standard postcard backs but being postally unused. Wear on these, if any, is mostly confined to minor corner and edge wear, but see scans for further details including condition. We do not deal in stock images or modern reprints, and all scans shown are of the actual item being sold. If you have any questions about a particular piece, please ask before the auction ends.

BIO: Charles Henry Root (Chinski) was born in 899 in Middletown, OH and died in 970 in Hollister, CA. He played major league baseball from 923 to 94 as pitcher for the St. Louis Browns and the Chicago Cubs, and appeared in the 929, 932, 935 and 938 World Series. On October , 932, he threw the pitch that Babe Ruth allegedly predicted he would hit into the seats in the 932 World Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago (see: Babe Ruth's Called Shot). Root, however, said that Ruth hadn't pointed to the bleachers. Root said "If he pointed to the bleachers, I would have put one in his ear and knocked him on his ass." As quoted by Baseball Legends: The Charlie Root Story, by Joseph E. Bennett, Jan. 995 Knight Templar magazine "Root was one of the fiercest competitors the game ever knew... his cigar-chomping, no-nonsense visage was one of the most intimidating tools in his baseball arsenal."

SKU: GB11363

Item: GB11363

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