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Lot # 268: 1953 Al Smith, "Negro Leaguer Joins the Cleveland Indians" Early Batting Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 10 (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

1953 Batting photograph of rookie Al Smith of the Cleveland Indians and taken from his rookie year in the big leagues. He was formerly a member of the Negro Leagues and one of the early black stars of the integration era who gets very little love today from collectors for some reason. This is his earliest and finest image we have ever handled.

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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