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Lot # 440: 1930s Sloppy Joe's Photo with Suited Carl Hubbell

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Item was in Auction "Monthly 02-19",
which ran from 2/10/2019 12:00 PM to
2/24/2019 10:00 PM



The venue is Sloppy Joe's Bar, on October 12, 1930, in Havana, Cuba. In this famous watering hole where Ernest Hemingway hung out, Hall of Fame New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell (on right) is gripping, not a baseball in his famous left-hand, but a drink. Portsider Hubbell was famous for throwing screwballs, so could he be throwing down screwdrivers here? Looks too dark to be orange juice, so maybe the men are all drinking wine. Just as Hubbell would hang on to win 260 complete games, here he seems to be just hanging on, ready to fall, as he imbibes. Photo is 5x7", mounted at 8x9.75".

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