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    1955 Photograph of Buck O'Neil??

    Hello,
    Anybody better than me at internetting please help me locate a color picture of Buck O'Neil from the 1955 Kansas City Monarchs.
    Wanted to create my own 1955 Bowman version of his card. It was his last year to coach and I think the last year for Negro League Baseball.

    Thanks for anyone out there that can help!

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    I donít know what year itís from...but there is this card...

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    Black and white was still the norm in 1955. Color film and processing was very expensive until 1960 when Kodak color became affordable. I doubt you'll find a good color photo of Buck from that era, although some have been digitally colorized. This would be more typical for 1955.




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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    I don’t know what year it’s from...but there is this card...

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    2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites. Uses an example of a digitally colorized originally black and white photo.



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    Quote Originally Posted by raddison1972 View Post
    Hello,
    Anybody better than me at internetting please help me locate a color picture of Buck O'Neil from the 1955 Kansas City Monarchs.
    Wanted to create my own 1955 Bowman version of his card. It was his last year to coach and I think the last year for Negro League Baseball.

    Thanks for anyone out there that can help!
    Let me look through the photos I have of Buck when I get home tonight. I'm not sure I could narrow one down specifically to 1955 but should be able to get you a period appropriate one. I don't think I have anything from ~1955 in color though. B&W was still the thing then.

    The Monarchs actually didn't disband as a club until 1965 but Tom Baird did sell the team after the '55 season and that's the year Buck left the Monarchs and joined the Cubs as a scout. In a sense I agree with you that '55 was when the Monarchs ceased to exist but only in original form.
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    Thanks to everyone that responded, very helpful!

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