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Lot # 160: 1927 "Royal Giants Visit Japan", Negro League Stars with Biz Mackey and Andy Cooper

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 42 (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

Incredible 1927 photograph of the Royal Giants Negro League baseball team shaking hands with the major of Tokyo (Nishikubo Hiromichi) upon their arrival on the island. A fully identified and stacked assemblage of talent, the image is highlighted by the inclusion of Hall of Famers Biz Mackey (shaking hands with the mayor) and Andy Cooper (back row head visible at right). Stamped on the back by the Japanese photographer, the image carries a secondary stamp from George Grantham Bain as well. Crystal clear and bold, this is the only known example of this image in the world. Photo includes from L to R Ajay Johnson, Rap Dixon, Frank Duncan, Biz Mackey, Nishikubo Hiromichi, John Riddle, Eugene Tucker, Andy Cooper, George Irie, Jess Walker. One of the more important images of Negro League stars we have offered.

Size: 4.25x6
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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