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Lot # 250: 1920 John Slappey, "Philadelphia Athletics Ultra Obscurity" First Known Photograph!

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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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

On the list of the rarest players to find photographs of from the decade of the 1920's, you will find John Slappey at the top. Not a single photograph of him is known in any form, not even in reference guides or books. Only a single grainy newspaper photo from a minor league stint exists to even know what he resembled. The offered new discovery from photographer Bob Dorman is an important piece of baseball history as it not only presents Slappey in full crystal clarity, but also in uniform with his major league team for which he played a total of three games during the 1920 season (Philadelphia Athletics). A unique new discovery that is one of the rarest of all obscurities we have ever offered!

Size: 7.25x9.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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