19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
CHICAGO AMERICAN GIANTS SIGNED LIFETIME PASS
A Chicago American Giants (Negro American League) Lifetime Pass signed by several all-time Negro League greats including Hall of Famers Josh Gibson (1911-1947), Satchel Paige (1906-1982), Buck Leonard (1907-1997), Judy Johnson (1899-1989) and Monte Irvin (1919-2016). In addition the pass includes the signatures of Puerto Rican baseball pioneer Hiram Bithorn (1916-1951) and three unidentifiable signatures. Signed in various inks over possibly decades.
3 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.
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