19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 16,250
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
CHRISTY WALSH SYNDICATE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
Original autographed photograph picturing eight members of the Christy Walsh Syndicate (one of the earliest sports agencies) prior to the Opening Game of the 1929 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Athletics. Signed by Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Connie Mack, Joe McCarthy, John J. McGraw as well as Nick Altrock and Christy Walsh himself. All eight have signed below their respective images in black ink.
Image, 10 3/4 x 7 in.
Framed, 19 x 16 in.
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