EARL WHITEHILL Real Photo Postcard RPPC 1939 Chicago Cubs George Burke

DATE: 1939

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

TEAM: Chicago Cubs

SUBJECT: Earl Whitehill

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 Earl Whitehill, pictured in his Chicago Cubs uniform circa 1939. The original photo was taken by George Burke in 1939, 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: Earl Oliver Whitehill was born in Cedar Rapids, IA and died in 954 in Omaha, NE. He played major league baseball from 923 to 939 as pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs, and appeared in the 933 World Series. "The Earl", as many called him, was a handsome and often temperamental pitcher who often showed up in the top 0 in hit batsmen. Whitehill, one of the top pitchers of the Roaring Twenties, had a celebrity marriage to Violet Geissinger. Geissinger was a model for Sun-Maid Raisins during the 920s. She was known as The Sun-Maid Raisin Girl. After serving as a coach for the Indians, the Philadelphia Phillies, and in the International League in the early 940s, he became a sales representative for the A.G. Spalding sporting goods firm.

SKU: GB11381

Item: GB11381

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EARL WHITEHILL Real Photo Postcard RPPC 1939 Chicago Cubs George Burke EARL WHITEHILL Real Photo Postcard RPPC 1939 Chicago Cubs George Burke EARL WHITEHILL Real Photo Postcard RPPC 1939 Chicago Cubs George Burke
EARL WHITEHILL Real Photo Postcard RPPC 1939 Chicago Cubs George Burke
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