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Lot # 133: 1951 John Wright, "First Black Pitcher Signed by White Baseball" Unique Portrait Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2019",
which ran from 1/30/2019 3:00 PM to
2/16/2019 8:00 PM



1951 Portrait photograph showing a close-up of John Wright who was signed to play white baseball the same time as Jackie Robinson but gets no love because he was not selected to break the color barrier first. A rare original image in pretty nice shape overall taken in 1951 after he had given up on the idea of breaking the color barrier and going back to the comfort of the Negro Leagues and Latin Leagues where he was treated better! A unique new offering that is being presented here for the first time ever.

Size: 3.5x5.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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