Dizzy Dean Acme Newspictures Photo Dated April 13, 1931.
Lot 17. Dizzy Dean Acme Newspictures Photo Dated April 13, 1931. This wonderful 8” x 10” sepia photo presents 21-year-old “Jerome Herman Dean,” as he is identified on the back of the photo, in a pitching pose. In his first MLB season in 1930, Dean appeared in one game and pitched a complete-game three hitter. In 1931, he spent the season with the minor league Houston team – purportedly because his boasting irritated Cardinals manager Gabby Street. In 1932, Dean earned a spot on the St. Louis roster, won 18 games, and led the N.L. in strikeouts. An Acme Newspictures stamp is on the back of the photo, which has an area along the upper left side where the print is incomplete, and also has minor editing for publication. The photo also has small chips in the lower corners, a ¾” tear near the lower right corner and some light surface creasing. The vintage photo provides an outstanding image and representation of one of baseball’s best pitchers and most colorful characters. Winning Bid $1,052.