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Lot # 141: 1924 Walter Johnson, "Pitching Grips of Legendary Pitcher" Artistic Composite Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 4/11/2023 12:00 AM to
4/29/2023 8:00 PM

1924 Three-part composite photograph of the hand grip that speed king Walter Johnson used to throw baseball's past hitters at an incredible rate. Taken on the eve of the World Series against the Giants, this is a typical artistic image in which photographers would use a painted black baseball so that the fingers of the pitcher would stand out in the newspaper when published. While normally composite photographs do not qualify as "Type 1" from PSA, this one appears to have been developed with a split negative as each image is exceptionally clean and clear and not created by taking a photograph of three images (Type 3). Issued by Kadel and Herbert and stamped on the back with a nice paper caption as well, this is perhaps the best Walter Johnson grip photo out there and it could be hanging in a museum or gallery as fine art!

Size: 6x8
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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