19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 32,500
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
1908 GREENVILLE SPINNERS CABINET PHOTOGRAPH
Original cabinet photograph picturing the 1908 Greenville Spinners (Greenville, South Carolina) featuring 20-year old outfielder Joe Jackson (1887-1951) who would go on to make his Major League debut later that season with the Philadelphia Athletics. Jackson would acquire his nickname "Shoeless" while a member of the Spinners that season, famously removing painful spikes between games of a doubleheader and playing "shoeless" for the second game. The photograph pictures twelve members of the team as well as a mascot and is presented on a cardboard mount which has been hand-lettered on the top border Grenville (sic) S.C. Base Ball Club. Carolina Association. 1908 with player identifications and positions on the lower border.
12 x 14 in.
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