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Lot # 11: 1919 Cincinnati Reds Team Photo, "World Champions Ready for the Black Sox" Extreme Rarity

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 41 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Fall Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 10/15/2023 2:00 PM to
11/4/2023 8:00 PM

The 1919 World Series is perhaps the most famous of all time. Lost in the countless stories about Joe Jackson, the eight gamblers, and darkest day in baseball history is the other side; the Cincinnati Reds. They ended up the World Series champions and were really good, but have been relegated to a footnote. Nobody gave the Reds much of a chance, perhaps that is why so few photographers bothered to come take their picture! So rare are images of the 1919 Reds team, that this is the only example we have ever handled in person. The entire team is pictured in uniform after winning the pennant and the paper caption on the back talks of the upcoming World Series! A fantastic image with fans peeking over from the bleachers to be included in the image adding a nice touch. Despite some scattered wear and some editorial marks from publication, this image looks great. One of the most important and rarest team photographs we have ever handled!

Size: 7.75x9.75
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 2/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 7/10

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