Scarce Photo – Dizzy Dean’s First Wire Photo as a Chicago Cub – Dated 4/18/38.
Lot 218. Scarce Photo – Dizzy Dean’s First Wire Photo as a Chicago Cub – Dated 4/18/38. This 6”x8” black & white wire photo of Dean is significant. On the reverse, the description reads, “HERE’S A PITCHER WORTH $185,000” It continues, “CINCINNATI, O. – First photo of Dizzy Dean in his Chicago Cubs uniform after owner Philip K. Wrigley today announced the Cubs paid $185,000 and three players to the St. Louis Cardinals, to secure the pitching services of Dean.” The photo is sharp and in excellent condition. Winning Bid $50.