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Lot # 89: 1928 Walter Johnson, "Iconic Ballplayer Recovers from Virus" Poignant Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 2 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "September Collectors Auction 2020",
which ran from 9/20/2020 12:00 AM to
10/3/2020 8:00 PM



In the world of 2020 where the word "Virus" has taken on a completely new level of terror, this image rings poignant. Here we find the greatest pitcher in baseball history, Walter Johnson, leaving the hospital with his wife after a terrible bout of the flu almost took his life. Taken only ten years after the Spanish Flu, this bout of the disease had to be scary for the pitcher. The attack was so bad he was forced to miss the beginning of the baseball season. Stamped on the back with a full paper caption as well, this is a cool image in great shape.

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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