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You are offerding on a signed original George Brace POSTCARD photo of baseball great Joe DiMaggio with the New York Yankees taken by Brace at Comiskey Park,PSA COA Letter that items with COAs come with individual COAs, sticker usually on back of item. I do not accept "Best Offer". Prices are reduced every 30 days until the item sells. Thanks for understanding this style="margin: 0.5em 0px; line-height: 22.4px; color: rgb(37, 37, 37); font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Joseph November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), bornGiuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an AmericanMajor League Baseballcenter fielderwho played his entire 13-year career for theNew York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-gamehitting streak(May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.
DiMaggio was a three-timeMVPwinner and anAll-Starin each of his 13 seasons. During his tenure with the Yankees, the club won ten American League pennants and nine World Series championships.
At the time of his retirement, he ranked fifth in careerhome runs(361) and sixth in careerslugging percentage(.579). He was inducted into theBaseball Hall of Famein 1955, and was voted the sport's greatest living player in a poll taken during the baseball centennial year of 1969.
His brothersVince(1912–1986) andDom(1917–2009) also were major league center class="style2" style="margin: 1em
The longest-running operation of all the great early photographers,
George Burke and George Brace covered baseball in one form or another for the
better part of the 20th century—from 1929 to the 1990s. Their tenure had an
auspicious beginning, to say the least. In 1929, Cubs manager Joe McCarthy and
catcher Gabby Hartnett sought out the ballclub’s previous photographer. They
could only remember his last name, Burke, so they looked him up in the phone
book. A listing leapt out at them: studio photographer George C. Burke, whose
office was located near Wrigley Field. Thus began the baseball photography
career of George Burke, who had no prior sports experience, and thus ended the
career of photographer Francis Burke—the Cubs’ time-honored official cameraman
and an unwitting victim of mistaken identity.
George Burke hired a young, baseball-knowledgeable
assistant named George Brace, and the two soon became a Chicago institution. Ever-present at Wrigley
Field and Comiskey Park, Burke and Brace endeavored to amass a complete
portfolio of player portraits—a daunting task made possible by the fact that Chicago was the only city
with both an American League and a National League franchise from 1929 all the
way until Brace’s retirement in 1993. Nary a visiting ballplayer refused a
quick sitting during Chicago
home stands. Some even stopped by Burke and Brace’s studio for additional, more
formal portraits. The tandem was also well-known for endearingly candid
pre-game and off-the-field shots—proof positive that both photographers were
always welcomed by their famed subjects, embraced by them as friends at the
stadium, at parties, in hotels, and on the street. The Sporting News,
Digest and Who’s Who in the Major Leagues were
just a few of the publications in which Burke and Brace’s work frequently
In 1948, Burke suffered a heart attack. Brace
carried on the business for several years in order to offset his partner’s
medical expenses. Then, upon Burke’s death in 1951, Brace reduced his
commitment from a job to an all-encompassing hobby. Though no longer their
official photographer, he was still allowed full access by the Cubs and Sox
organizations. It was a privilege he would maintain up until his death, a
half-century later. With the exception of time spent as a U.S. Army medic in the South Pacific during
World War II, Brace attended at least one game of every home series at Wrigley
Field and Comiskey
Park throughout his
entire 65-year career. For many of those years, he worked late shifts or odd
jobs that paid his expenses and wouldn’t conflict with the game schedule. He
always liked to arrive at the ballpark several hours early, when players were
just arriving and fans were nowhere to be seen. In 1994, his age finally caught
up with him. Worsening eyesight forced his retirement from this long-time labor
of love. Brace followed baseball up until the end and also co-authored a book, The Game
That Was: The George Brace Photo Collection.
....Shipping and Packaging details: I ship everything with cardboard backing. Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves. Payment details: Typically, I ship paypal payments right away. PAYPAL is recommended.International shipping will be higher as all international orders go through the Global Shipping program.How I obtained my autographs, and why I promise a FULL MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: As a kid, from roughly the years 1965 to 1973, and later from 1974-the present, I have amassed an enormous collection of autographed sports and celebrity memorabilia. In most cases, using Jack Smalling's baseball address lists and other assorted address lists, I wrote to both active and retired baseball players, sending them letters, requests for signatures, and self-addressed-stamped envelopes. This is how I obtained thousands of autographs. I also obtained many autographs in person at area parks and hotels.In the 1980's and 1990's, I travelled the country doing shows (20 National Conventions) and would buy quantities of autographs through player signings. I have every reason to believe that all of the autographs I'm selling are absolutely authentic. I stand by every item I sell. Upon purchasing an item from me through , you may return that item, in the condition in which I shipped it to you,within 14 days of receipt of that item if you are not satisfied with the item. I am selling each item "as is", per the guarantee I've promised above. All the old time autograph dealers know me and the professional authenticators will vouch for my reputation as well. I do this on a part time basis, so sometimes emails take a day. I have worked hard for my response rating. The last thing I want to do is damage my credibility, so if you have legitimate concerns about any item you win from me on , I'll make every effort to remedy the situation to your satisfaction. PLEASE NOTE: Most items come with certificates of authenticity from outside companies (JSA and PSA predominantly; they are the best). I have spent lots of money with third party authenticators and have had very few come back without passing. Sincerely, Joe Binder , Downers Grove, Illinois