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Lot # 171: 1927 Walter Johnson, "Pitching Legend Becomes "Indian Chief" at Griffith Stadium

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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

In a publicity stunt at Griffith Stadium in 1927, Walter Johnson was officially named "Chief Heavy Breast" by some visiting Blackfoot Indians of Montana. A very unusual image that would appeal not only to the baseball fan but also to those interested in Native American history. Crystal clear and bold, the image looks great with a tiny corner chip on the lower right and an editorial mark on the upper right. Issued by Acme and stamped on the back with a large paper caption as well, this is an interesting photo!

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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