For Sale: A Gittings Portrait of Dick Burnett, Who Made Minor League Ball Major in Dallas
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And you'll note: It bears the familiar Gittings stamp. Which sent me back to this 1983 profile of Paul Gittings written for Texas Monthly by the great Nicholas Lemann, who noted: "Gittings portraits perfectly fit the Texas that they collectively portray: newly urban, newly rich, a place with sophistication fully in mind as a goal but not yet fully achieved."
The photo, incidentally, comes from the Sporting News archives, and it's a one-of-a-kind that will disappear into someone else's hands if'n you don't act fast. It's all of $9.98. There's another great photo of Burnett for sale here, also from the SN files, featuring his grandson decked out in the cutest Eagles outfit ever.