Historic & Vintage Photography
Guaranteed Authenticity of Every Item
Industry's Lowest Buyer's Premium

Lot # 194: 1946 John Wright, "First Black Pitcher Signed by White Baseball" Only Photo in Montreal Uniform

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 32 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
Lot / Auction Closed




This lot is closed. Bidding is not allowed.

Item was in Auction "August Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 8/2/2021 6:00 PM to
8/21/2021 8:00 PM



In one of the coolest yet never told stories of baseball history you will find an entire chapter on John Wright. Signed shortly after Jackie Robinson by the Montreal Royals, Wright was the first pitcher that broke the color barrier in organized baseball. He played for the Royals, was not selected to break the color barrier and then discarded back to the Negro Leagues, forgotten forever. The offered image captures Wright in uniform with the Montreal Royals and is the ONLY known image of him in uniform with the club. An important piece of baseball history, the photo is bold and beautiful and presents here in perfect 10/10. The importance of this image can not be overstated as Wright deserves to be a prominent piece of the history of baseball!

Size: 3x4.25
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

Views: 206