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Circa 1952/1953 Xalapa Chileros Mexican League Team Photo with Martin Dihigo and Buck Leonard - From Dihigo's Personal Collection!
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $540
Original photo, circa 1952/1953, capturing eighteen members of the Xalapa Chileros, a member of the Mexican League, posing together in front of the grandstand prior to a game. The two most prominent players pictured here are Hall of Famers Martin Dihigo (standing in the center), who was manager of the club, and Buck Leonard (standing far right). Mexican League photos such as this, especially those featuring prominent Hall of Famers, are scarce. This is the first example of this 1952/1953 Xalapa Chileros team photo we have ever handled, and we cannot recall having seen another. In addition to its rarity, the photo also comes with the unique provenance of originating directly from Martin Dihigo's personal collection, and is accompanied by a signed LOA from Dihigo's son, Gilberto. The photo (6.5 x 4.75 inches) displays eight tiny insect holes and a small stain along the area of the top left border, with none of the minor flaws significantly affecting the central image area. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $540
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