19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
BILL KLEM SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
Oversized autographed black and white photograph of Hall of Fame umpire Bill Klem (1874-1951) picturing him in his National League Umpire’s uniform in 1939. Signed and inscribed With Compliments from The “Old” Arbitrator, W.J. Klem in black ink. A tag on the matte reads Bill Klem “The Old Arbitrator” as he appears in Play Ball, America, 1939.
16 1/2 x 14 in.
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