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Lot # 1272 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1920 Detroit Wolverines Negro League Team Photo (Merkin Collection)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $3,259

Original photo capturing fourteen members of the 1920 Wolverine A. A. Base Ball team posing together on the steps of a city building. As noted by the printed caption along the base, this club was from Detroit, Michigan. Although this was not one of the prominent professional teams at the time, any Negro League team photos from this period are rare. This photo also comes with the special provenance of having once resided in the legendary Richard Merkin Collection. The photo (7 x 9.25 inches) displays a few tiny edge tears and is otherwise in apparent Excellent to Mint condition. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 11.75 x 13.75 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $3,259

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