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Lot # 3: 1913 Jim Thorpe, "Olympic Champion Signs Major League Baseball Contract" Historic Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 32 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "January Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 12/30/2023 10:00 AM to
1/13/2024 8:00 PM

Important and large 1913 photograph of Olympic champion and all-around greatest athlete in the world, Jim Thorpe, as he jumps to the ranks of professionalism and signs a contract to play major league baseball for the New York Giants. A double weight image from Underwood and Underwood and stamped on the back with a full paper caption as well. This will get a Type 1 from PSA and it presents really well overall with note to some corner wear. One of the most important images of Thorpe that we have ever offered and a moment that truly changed sports forever as a minority and rock star athlete in his own time! This is the largest example from this moment we have ever seen and it is a pose that is very rare, showing the moment his pen hit the paper!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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