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A revered Wrigleyville institution since the late-1920s, photographer George Burke got his break simply because of mistaken identity! As Chicago Cubs manager Joe McCarthy and catcher Gabby Hartnett searched for the team photographer named “Burke” that had shot for them the previous year, they mistakenly called the wrong man, one who had no baseball experience. Time-honored shutterbug “Francis” Burke had been errantly passed over. But George Burke caught on to produce some of the most iconic images in the game. These (2) 1940s studio photos combine the expert eye of Burke, a couple of famed St. Louis Cardinals and their bold autographs. Each measures 4 x 6-1/8 with rounded corners and a sepia-toned likeness. Included are: Stan Musial (signed in blue marker, “9” strength); and Whitey Kurowski (signed in blue marker, “10” strength). The photos present beautifully and have Burke’s studio stampings on the reverse. Individual certs/stickers from JSA.