19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 12,500
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
WILLIE MAYS PHOTOGRAPH
Original photograph of Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays (1931- ) as a member of the New York Giants c.1952. The image is notable for being the image used to create Mays’ 1953 Topps baseball card. The verso features affixed newspaper clippings from 1954, 1973 and 1986 when the image was used.
7 x 9 in.
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From bats and photographs to contracts and personal letters, a selection from The Golden Age of Baseball sale
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