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Lot # 143: 1921 Paul Johnson, "Philadelphia Athletics Ultra Rarity" Unique New Discovery

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 1/27/2023 9:00 PM to
2/18/2023 8:00 PM

Baseball history is full of anomalies like Paul Johnson. He was a really good player who batted .315 for a bad Athletics team in 1921, but then was released and faded into obscurity despite playing for some good minor league clubs. Johnson is such a rare player to find images of that the only known example before this image was discovered had him looking down and you could not even see his face; but this new and exciting find captures him like no other known to exist. Looking directly at the photographer and presenting himself for the world to see, this is a piece of baseball history that is his only known image and is being offered here for the first time ever. Photo has a tiny crease on the upper right that has been reinforced with tape on the back but looks high grade.

Size: 7.5x9.75
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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