Dick Bass, COP-San Jose, Box 102, Nov 1958


The date is November 8, 1958 and College of Pacific is playing San Jose State.

Front page from the COP – San Jose State game program.

I’ve indicated before to keep a close eye on all of Joel’s football images of 1956-1959. There are plenty of them showing #22, so I checked who was wearing the jersey.

Dick Bass.

From Pacific website Hall of Fame:

From the Pacific Hall of Fame website page.

Joel took also many images that day of coaches and other VIP. Showing the images as usual in the order found and scanned.

Clyde Ballen (sic), photographer in TIger costume, Nov 8, 1958

The photographer in Tiger costume is holding a press format Speed Graphic camera with a large lens. The latter to capture as much light as possible when shooting in the dark.

The handle flash is of the electronics variety with the reflector down. This helps a bit with shadows and the photographer is not as blinded each and every time a flash goes off. And one doesn’t have to burn your fingerprints off each and every time changing the flash bulb.

Dick Bass, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958 (Printed)
Dick Bass, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958 (Printed)
Coaches and VIPs, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958 (Printed)
Dick Bass, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958 (Printed)
Dick Bass (right), COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958 (Printed)
Dick Bass, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958 (Printed)
Gene Campbell #33 and Dick Bass #22, UOP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958
Coaches and VIPs, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958 (Printed)
Dick Bass, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958 (Printed)
COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958
Gene Campbell #33, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958
Dick Bass, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958
Dick Bass, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958 (Printed)
Gene Campbell #33, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958 (Printed)
COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958
Coaches and VIPs, COP-San Jose State, Nov 8, 1958 (Printed)

To round this blog post off, see below an article of the Pacific Weekly campus magazine from Nov 11, 1958

From Pacific Weekly, November 11, 1958

And for a short career overview, below is the ESPN article when Dick passed in 2006.

The program for this game can be found on the UOP website in the Holt-Atherton Collection, Digital Library.

Cheers !


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