19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 12,500
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
TY COBB PHOTOGRAPH
Louis Van Oeyen (1865-1946)
Original photograph of Hall of Famer Ty Cobb (1886-1961) as a member of the Detroit Tigers on July 4th, 1908. Inscribed in black ink by the photographer on the bottom right hand border Copyright 1908 by L. Van Oeyen, Cleveland, O. and additionally on the verso Copyright 1908, Friend “Ty”, This picture shows you in the act of bunting and the expression on your face is great. I am going to make you a large one and will have it for you when you come to Cleveland on the 24. Your friend, Van. Snapshot photo taken at Cleveland, Ohio, July 4th 1908, Morning Game. The verso also features editorial notes in both pen and pencil.
7 x 5 in.
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