19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 1,875
Estimate USD 500 - USD 700
1939 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION PHOTOGRAPH
Original photograph of the living inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame at its opening on June 12th, 1939 in Cooperstown, N.Y., including Honus Wagner, G.C. Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack and Cy Young (Ty Cobb was late to the event and missed the official photograph). The verso is stamped Dispatch Library JUN 15 1939 and features a caption tag.
9 1/4 x 7 in.
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