Collection Originates from an East Coast Gentleman Consisting of Hundreds of Original Images Dating from 1860-1960.

(Exton, PA, February 12, 2019) Hunt Auctions is proud to announce its 2019 Premiere Live Internet Auction which will feature a significant private collection of historic baseball photography. Curated over a thirty-year period the collection is one of the most substantive and important baseball photographic groupings to have ever been offered at public auction. Notable works by numerous master photographers are included such as Louis Van Oeyen, Charles Conlon, George Grantham Bain, and Leroy Merriken. Subject matter is widely varied dating from the 1860s period up until the 1950-60s era inclusive of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Jackie Robinson, Joe Jackson, Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson, and numerous historic team images.

“Hunt Auctions has been privileged to offer some of the most important baseball photography to have been sold at public auction over the last 26 years.” Said David Hunt President, Hunt Auctions. “This particular collection is one of the very finest that I am aware of with special note to its overall quality and exemplary imagery. This auction truly marks a uncommon offering of the very pinnacle for its collecting field.”

The auction will include over (700) lots with numerous highlights to include:

  • Selection of (30) original Carl Horner baseball cabinet photographs (Est. $500-$10,000each)
  • “Shoeless” Joe Jackson photograph c.1919 (PSA/DNA Type I) (Est. $5,000-$7,500)
  • Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox photograph c. 1915 (PSA/DNA Type I) (Est. $5,000-$10,000)
  • 1902 Boston American team photograph (Est. $2,000-$4,000)
  • Lou Gehrig rookie era photograph c.1925 (W590 card image) (Est. $3,000-$5,000)
  • Cache of 1919 World Series photographs incl. Joe Jackson (Est. $2,500-$5,000

In addition to the baseball photography collection the March 6, 2019 Premiere auction will include (100) lots of quality baseball cards and memorabilia to include:

  • 1933 Goudey Baseball card set incl. rare Nap Lajoie card
  • 1919 World Series game used baseball (Ray Schalk provenance)
  • 1906 World Series program at Chicago
  • 2002 Mariano Rivera New York Yankees game worn road jersey
  • 2006 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Spr. Training game worn jersey

Bidding will occur via online proxy bids, live interactive internet bidding through the Invaluable platform, and live telephone bids. To register or to bid, visit A special preview of highlights from the Baseball Photography Collection will be in display at the EPSCC Philly Show from March 1-3 in the Hunt Auctions booth. For auction questions or to arrange for bidding please contact [email protected] or 610.524.0822.

Hunt Auctions next live auction event will be the Personal Collection of Babe Ruth which will take place on June 15, 2019 at Yankee Stadium in New York City. A very limited amount of consignments are being accepted for the Babe Ruth auction. Please contact [email protected]


Exton, Pennsylvania based Hunt Auctions has been a leader in the sports memorabilia auction industry for 26 years. Numerous former players and their families have trusted their collections with Hunt Auctions including Babe Ruth (HOF), Roberto Clemente (HOF), Ted Williams (HOF), Joe DiMaggio (HOF), Whitey Ford (HOF), Curt Flood, Leo Durocher (HOF), Robin Roberts (HOF), Earl Weaver (HOF), Commissioner Bowie Kuhn (HOF), Warren Spahn (HOF), Johnny Bench (HOF), Johnny Unitas (HOF), Gale Sayers (HOF), Tony Dorsett (HOF), Reggie White (HOF), Brian Dawkins (HOF), Tony Gwynn (HOF), Brett Favre (HOF), Clem Labine, Mickey Vernon, Jake Pitler, Thurman Munson, Roy Campanella (HOF), Harmon Killebrew (HOF), Bill Mazeroski (HOF), Kent Tekulve, Steve Blass, Johnny Pesky, Charles “Kid” Nichols (HOF), Jim Palmer (HOF), Bucky Walters, Walter Johnson (HOF), Bill McKechnie (HOF), Willie Mosconi, Randall Cunningham, Joe Frazier and Norm Van Brocklin (HOF). Hunt Auctions is also the Official Auction Company of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and the Official Auctioneer of Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest®. Hunt Auctions has worked with numerous institutions to include National Football League, Philadelphia Phillies®, Pittsburgh Pirates®, Baltimore Orioles®, Boston Red Sox®, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Chicago Bulls, National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and Baseball Assistance Team.