Summer/August 2006 Catalog > Photo Collection > Negro Leagues
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Lot 223: Joe Louis and His Negro League Team (1937)
The World's Heavyweight Champion has his own baseball team, the Detroit Brown Bombers. They have blanked the Hollywood All-Stars in a softball game at Los Angeles Wrigley Field 4-0. Louis thrilled fans by starting the game at first base. He is posed choosing up sides with a young Henry Armstrong. Wide World stamp on the verso. Original paper caption. EX-MT. 7x9''.
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