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Lot # 238: 1920 Carl Mays, "New York Yankees Pitcher" Glass Plate Negative by Charles Conlon

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 32 (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

1920 Glass plate negative of submarine pitching star and potential Hall of Famer Carl Mays in uniform with the Yankees and taken by famous photographer Charles Conlon. The photo negative is housed in the original sleeve from Conlon and it contains his handwritten notes as well which are a fantastic touch. Glass plate negatives from Conlon are extremely rare in the hobby as the vast majority were housed in the archives of the Sporting News and subsequently sold as an entire group to an institution. Very few have ever hit the open market and this is a major name pitcher making it especially desirable. The rarity and significance of this piece can not be overstated as we have sold nearly two thousand Conlon images in the last eight years and have seen another two or three thousand in other collections, but we can count the number of his original plates we have personally seen in the hobby on one hand!

Size: 4x6
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: /5
Quality: /5
Overall Grade: /10

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