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Lot # 863 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Circa 1914 Walter Johnson "Hand-Study" Original Paul Thompson Photo (Baseball Magazine Provenance!)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $960

Original Walter Johnson "hand-study" photo taken by noted baseball photographer Paul Thompson, circa 1914. The printed caption on the reverse reads "The pitching hand of the greatest twirler of all time - Walter Johnson of the Washington D. C. Baseball Club who is making a new and truly wonderful record this season again." Paul Thompson's credit stamp appears directly below the caption. Like many of the best original Paul Thompson baseball photos in the hobby today, this example originates from the archives of Baseball Magazine and first entered the market in 1996, when the magazine's collection of photos was sold at auction by Christie's in New York. As such, it bears a special "Baseball Magazine Archives" hologram label on the reverse. The photo (5 x 7 inches) displays a number of light surface scratches (most are only visible when viewed at certain angles) and is otherwise in Excellent condition overall.


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