“The Art of Pitching” Booklet by Lon Warneke Plus a Unique Warneke Photo.
Lot 336. “The Art of Pitching” Booklet by Lon Warneke Plus a Unique Warneke Photo. The 15-page booklet, which measures approximately 2 5/8” x 2 5/8”, has a photo on the front cover of Warneke pitching. Distributed by Montgomery Ward & Co., the booklet is vg-ex to ex. In the 4” x 6” black & white photo, which is dated May 1937 on the back, Warneke smokes a cigarette while holding a fishing rod in one hand and a line of fish in the other. He is shown with two other successful fishermen. Technically vg-ex with a couple of border creases and tiny edge tears, the photo is a beauty – both the image quality and the content. Warneke was a five-time All-Star who pitched for the Cubs and Cardinals in a period spanning 1930-45. He died in 1976. Winning Bid $30.