19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 1,250
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
JOHN MCGRAW SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
Autographed sepia-tone photograph of Hall of Famer John J. McGraw (1873-1934) picturing the legendary manager studying what looks to be a racing form. The photograph actually doubles as the front cover of a banquet menu honoring McGraw by The Jockey Club of the Oriental Park Racetrack in Havana, Cuba, January 31st, 1932. The menu records New York Giants themed dishes such as Rueda de Pargo “Polo Grounds” and Pollo Grille “Big Six”. Signed, John J. McGraw in black ink.
5 x 8 in.
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