19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,250
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
BUCK LEONARD'S 1937 HOMESTEAD GRAYS TEAM PHOTOGRAPH
Autographed black and white photograph of the 1937 Homestead Grays, winners of the 1937 Negro National League Championship (their first of nine consecutive titles). The powerhouse team featured six future Hall of Famers including Josh Gibson, Ray Brown, Ray Dandridge, Leon Day, Willie Wells and Buck Leonard. This particular photograph belonged to and is signed by Hall of Famer Buck Leonard (1907-1997) who played first base for the team. Signed Buck Leonard in black marker, and additionally inscribed LEONARD STANDING ON LEFT and GIBSON STANDING THIRD FROM RIGHT on the top corners in blue ink. Leonard’s name and address also are inscribed on the verso.
11 X 14 in.
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