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Original 1951 Photo Signed by DiMaggio, Mantle and T. Williams - Full JSA

Lot Number 411

Quantity: Bid Starts: 05/28/2012 12:00:00 
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Description

Revered heroes, all, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams enjoyed but one campaign as Major League contemporaries. While it’s common knowledge that autographs and souvenirs from any one member of this triumvirate commands hefty value, this vintage photo is perhaps the pinnacle of all such relics. Captured at Yankee Stadium before the April 17, 1951 season opener between the Red Sox and Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium, this original 13 x 8” sepia-toned photograph portrays (from left to right) DiMaggio, Mantle and Williams in a friendly pose with lumber at the ready. In black or blue felt tip, each has signed his likeness with (“9”) strength and clarity prevalent. Corner and edge wrinkles and a horizontal crease (none of which affect the bold autographs) are the result of newsroom handling. While an untold number of copies have been signed through the years, this original specimen is a rare piece of baseball history, indeed. Full photo LOA from JSA.

 
 
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