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Lot # 119: 1909 Walter Johnson, "Eager Youngster Looks to Make It Big" Famous Early Photograph

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier Auction 2021",
which ran from 2/13/2021 7:15 PM to
3/6/2021 8:00 PM



Original early photograph of an eager young Walter Johnson hoping to make it big in baseball and posing in his best suit at the ballpark. Issued by Underwood and Underwood, the paper label lists this as 1907 but it is a 1909 photograph originally from photography studio Barr-Farnum. Issued just under twenty years later (1927) this is one of the only known examples of this photograph to date to Johnson's career that we have ever seen offered. There is a cool note about the style Johnson is wearing and how it was "so popular with the rising young men of that generation."

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 3(b)
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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