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Lot # 743 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Vintage Roy Campanella Signed Real-Photo Postcard (Image Used for His 1951 Bowman Card!)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $600

Vintage real-photo postcard of Roy Campanella, signed by Campanella on the reverse. Campanella has inscribed the reverse in black ink, "Best Wishes/Roy Campanella," with the signature grading "10." (The signature on the front of the postcard is a stamped facsimile, as issued.) What makes this real-photo postcard especially interesting and desirable, in addition to the rare and outstanding high-grade pre-accident Campanella autograph, is that the image of Campanella shown here (posing in full catching gear, taking off his mask in pursuit of a pop fly) is the very same one used on his 1951 Bowman baseball card. As such, it has an added dimension of appeal to both autograph and baseball-card collectors. The postcard (3.5 x 5.5 inches) displays a tack hole near the top portion of the photo that has been torn through, as well as a few minor creases. A series of numerical equations appear on the reverse in both ink and pencil (not affecting the signature). In Very Good condition overall. SOLD FOR $600

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