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Lot # 71: 1944 Theolic Smith, "Negro League Legend" Portrait at the Ballpark

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Collectors Auction 2019",
which ran from 3/25/2019 2:15 AM to
4/6/2019 8:00 PM

1944 Portrait photograph of Negro League legend Theolic Smith in uniform. He was a huge star from 1936-1954 and finished with a 120-91 record in the Negro Leagues along with hundreds of other wins in various other leagues. One of his greatest images showing the strain of playing for inferior teams despite being one of the top pitchers in all of baseball, he seems to be feeling the strain of racism and playing beneath his talent level for nearly a decade! A poignant image of one of the top Negro League pitchers of his era.

Size: 4x5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8/10

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