The Pittsburg Crawford Photo Album Just Went Off on Ebay

The Pittsburg Crawford Photo Album Just Went Off on Ebay

Joined: July 16th, 2006, 2:35 am

January 18th, 2007, 12:14 am #1

Hello Everyone,

Was anyone else watching the auction of an old Pittsburg Crawford photo album that just finished on ebay? I wanted to get in on the bidding until it reached $800.00. Some neat photos but are they really worth over $3,000 bucks? Here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

Best wishes,

Joe
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Joined: July 24th, 2004, 1:41 am

January 18th, 2007, 12:27 am #2

Of bidders 14-17, only bidder 15 (the winner) is known. These last four bidders were placed in the last 11 seconds. It would be interesting to know who bidders 14, 16 and 17 are. There identity could provide a little insight about who know's who in the pictures.

My guess is that someone recognized a very important player(s) in the photos. I'd sure like to know who the players are. Unbeknownst to most of us I'd bet money that there's probably a Paige or Gibson or some other great player in that grouping. I can't wait to find out WHO!
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Joined: July 24th, 2004, 1:41 am

January 18th, 2007, 12:38 am #3

Hello Everyone,

Was anyone else watching the auction of an old Pittsburg Crawford photo album that just finished on ebay? I wanted to get in on the bidding until it reached $800.00. Some neat photos but are they really worth over $3,000 bucks? Here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

Best wishes,

Joe
Greg,

Please don't keep us in suspense too long....

Does anyone want to tell us if they were bidders 14, 16 or 17?
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Joined: February 25th, 2006, 8:41 am

January 18th, 2007, 12:40 am #4

Hello Everyone,

Was anyone else watching the auction of an old Pittsburg Crawford photo album that just finished on ebay? I wanted to get in on the bidding until it reached $800.00. Some neat photos but are they really worth over $3,000 bucks? Here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

Best wishes,

Joe
looks like maybe josh gibson on the team photo
2nd guy from the right kneeling

bill
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Joined: November 24th, 2002, 5:06 am

January 18th, 2007, 12:43 am #5

Hello Everyone,

Was anyone else watching the auction of an old Pittsburg Crawford photo album that just finished on ebay? I wanted to get in on the bidding until it reached $800.00. Some neat photos but are they really worth over $3,000 bucks? Here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

Best wishes,

Joe
Fred,

I was going blind. I may very well have tossed 4K into the trash. I would also like to know who the other bidders were. Once I get it I will do the proper research on it and report back. It is an awesome looking item nonetheless.

Greg
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Joined: July 16th, 2006, 2:35 am

January 18th, 2007, 12:51 am #6

Hello Everyone,

Was anyone else watching the auction of an old Pittsburg Crawford photo album that just finished on ebay? I wanted to get in on the bidding until it reached $800.00. Some neat photos but are they really worth over $3,000 bucks? Here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

Best wishes,

Joe
I don't think you threw anything in the trash. I've been watching that auction for several days. The photos are in great shape and probably an important addition to the history of the negro leagues.
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Joined: December 13th, 2004, 5:18 am

January 18th, 2007, 12:59 am #7

Hello Everyone,

Was anyone else watching the auction of an old Pittsburg Crawford photo album that just finished on ebay? I wanted to get in on the bidding until it reached $800.00. Some neat photos but are they really worth over $3,000 bucks? Here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

Best wishes,

Joe
I tried throughout the week to match faces and I think one of the guys might be Cool Papa Bell.
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Joined: May 14th, 2005, 7:03 pm

January 18th, 2007, 1:02 am #8

Hello Everyone,

Was anyone else watching the auction of an old Pittsburg Crawford photo album that just finished on ebay? I wanted to get in on the bidding until it reached $800.00. Some neat photos but are they really worth over $3,000 bucks? Here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

Best wishes,

Joe
For the past quarter century we have been active collectors and buyers
of rare Negro League items.

We have donated a cadre of special pieces to the Negro League
Museum in Kansas City, and recently spoke with a noted trustee
with regard to our additional ideas to promote the museum.

We were a bidder on this item, and were quite surprised to
see the flurry of last minute activity.

Several real photo post cards that we own of the Pittsburgh Crawfords
as well a McFarland Publishing book on the Crawford could be used
to identify a number of the players pictured in the album

It is our sincere hope that the winner donate, or at least loan, the
album to the Negro League Museum


Best,


Bruce Dorskind
America's Toughest Want List
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Joined: December 13th, 2004, 5:18 am

January 18th, 2007, 1:07 am #9

Hello Everyone,

Was anyone else watching the auction of an old Pittsburg Crawford photo album that just finished on ebay? I wanted to get in on the bidding until it reached $800.00. Some neat photos but are they really worth over $3,000 bucks? Here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

Best wishes,

Joe
Greg, this book on Amazon could be a real help.

http://www.amazon.com/Pittsburgh-Crawfo ... F8&s=books
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Joined: December 5th, 2005, 6:18 pm

January 18th, 2007, 1:52 am #10

Hello Everyone,

Was anyone else watching the auction of an old Pittsburg Crawford photo album that just finished on ebay? I wanted to get in on the bidding until it reached $800.00. Some neat photos but are they really worth over $3,000 bucks? Here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

Best wishes,

Joe
According to a conversation my buddy had with the seller, no Paige or Gibson... the seller knew to check for each of them.

Crazy price though!
-Kyle-

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