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Lot # 4: 1939 Ted Williams, "His Greatest Image Ever Taken" Signed Portrait by George Burke

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 66 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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



1939 Silver gelatin, double weight portrait photograph of Ted Williams in uniform with the Boston Red Sox. Taken by famous photographer George Burke, this is also signed with Williams' classic early style (1939) autograph. The autograph has been authenticated by PSA as authentic and the photo comes with the scrapbook page that concretely dates it to being placed in the book in late 1939 or early 1940 as it refers to his first season in the big leagues being "last season." The photograph is concretely dated to 1939/1940 by the autograph and scrapbook page and the image is crystal clear, exhibiting all the hallmarks of George Burke. One of the most famous images of Williams ever taken and arguably his greatest, this is coveted by collectors with this particular example being one of the top out there, especially with his vintage ink signature as well. An important offering which is sure to excite even the most advanced collector!

Size: 3x4.25
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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