BILL DICKEY Real Photo Postcard RPPC 1929-32 New York Yankees George Burke

DATE: 1929-32

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

TEAM: New York Yankees

SUBJECT: Bill Dickey

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 Bill Dickey, pictured in his New York Yankees uniform circa 1929-32. The original photo was taken by George Burke in 1929-32, 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: William Malcolm Dickey was born in 907 in Bastrop, LA and died in 993 in Little Rock, AR. He played major league baseball from 928 to 946 as catcher for the New York Yankees, appeared in 7 World Series, was selected times as an All-Star, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 954. In 942, while still an active player, Dickey appeared as himself in the film The Pride of the Yankees, which starred Gary Cooper as the late Yankee captain and first baseman Lou Gehrig. Late in the movie, when Gehrig was fading due to the disease that would eventually take his life, a younger Yankee grumbled, in the locker room, "the old man on first needs crutches to get around!"--and Dickey, following the script, belted the younger player, after which he said the kid "talked out of turn." In 949, Dickey returned to the Yankees as a coach, as first base coach and as catching instructor, to aid Yogi Berra in playing the position. In his trademark fractured English, Berra said, "Bill Dickey is learning me all of his experiences." In 972, when Berra was elected to the Hall of Fame, the Yankees retired uniform number 8 for both men. He was the brother of George Dickey.

SKU: GB10916

Item: GB10916

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BILL DICKEY Real Photo Postcard RPPC 1929-32 New York Yankees George BurkeBILL DICKEY Real Photo Postcard RPPC 1929-32 New York Yankees George BurkeBILL DICKEY Real Photo Postcard RPPC 1929-32 New York Yankees George Burke
BILL DICKEY Real Photo Postcard RPPC 1929-32 New York Yankees George Burke
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