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Winning Bid:
$278.30 (Includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 1:00:00 AM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Wednesday, November 12, 2014 1:00:00 AM)
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Auction #213 - Part I
Item numbers 1 through 1062 in auction 213
Value Code:
I - $400 to $700 Help Icon
Item Description
8x10" original glossy photo c. 1915. Shows nine players on ball field and in uniform w/Thorpe standing at the far right (wearing a sweater over his jersey). Reverse has text strip w/title "Giants Outfielders Putting Up Big Fight To Land Positions." Additional text notes image is from spring training and lists players by last name "Roesinger, Harrison, Jacobson, Burns, Farrell, Sharman, Cole, Elsh and Thorpe." Reverse also has "International Film Service Inc" ink stamp copyright information. Thorpe played in the Major Leagues from 1913 to 1919, mostly with the Giants (ironically he also played for the NFL NY Giants franchise in 1925). Moderate handling wear, much of which is only visible in reflected light. 3" crease at right center running horizontally across the chest of Thorpe, reverse has archival tape reinforcement at this area. Additional margin wear w/pinhole on right border. Photo remains clean and glossy and image is sharp. VG. An exceptional photo featuring arguably the greatest athlete of any era. From the Richard Merkin Collection and comes with Hake's COA.
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