Item #1940HWFF001 1940 Type 1 Photograph of Pittsburgh Pirates Board of Strategy at Spring Training Camp. Honus Wagner, Frankie Frisch, Arky Vaughan, HOF.
1940 Type 1 Photograph of Pittsburgh Pirates Board of Strategy at Spring Training Camp

1940 Type 1 Photograph of Pittsburgh Pirates Board of Strategy at Spring Training Camp

Price: $350.00

Photograph. 1940.

9" x 7" Type 1 sepia toned photo. Photo of smiling team leaders, (L to R) coach Mike Kelly, captain Arky Vaughan, manager Frankie Frisch, coach Honus Wagner, and coach Jake Flowers. Near fine, with light creasing to top left corner, and light staining to verso of photo. Overall, a fresh photo, capturing a light moment among the Pirates' higher-ups. Honus Wagner is considered the greatest shortstop ever and was part of the five-person inaugural Hall of Fame Class of 1936, alongside Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson. Wagner was an 8x NL batting champion, 5x NL stolen base leader, and 1909 World Champion. After retiring as a player, Wagner coached the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1933 to 1951. Notably, the T206 Honus Wagner baseball card is one of the most valuable and sought after sports cards of all time (in 2022, one sold for $7.5 million). Arky Vaughan was Wagner's protege - a Hall of Fame shortstop who earned nine All-Star selections in his career. Frankie Frisch was a 3x All-Star and 4x World Series Champion. He also managed in the league for 16 years and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1947. Item #1940HWFF001