19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
1928 PITTSBURGH CRAWFORDS TEAM PHOTOGRAPH
Original photograph of the 1928 Pittsburgh Crawfords semi-pro baseball team picturing eleven including Hall of Famer Josh Gibson (1911-1947), who was only sixteen-years old at the time. Discovered by Crawford’s manager “Hooks” Tinker in an industrial league game that same year, the young Josh Gibson would play for the Crawfords through 1930 before signing with the Homestead Grays. The photo has been identified and signed on the verso by Tinker himself in blue ink.
10 x 6 in.
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