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    1930 Chicago Cubs Team Signed Photograph Album from Les Bell. Platooned with Woody English as third baseman throughout the 1930 season, Bell was on the downswing of this nine-season career when he arrived at Wrigley. But clearly he quickly became popular with his new teammates, thirty of whom signed individual 4x6" portrait photographs, often with clever personal inscriptions, for inclusion in this charming little album. All of the team's Hall of Famers are present within, including Hack Wilson, Rogers Hornsby, KiKi Cuyler, George Kelly, Ray Schalk, Gabby Hartnett and manager Joe McCarthy (though the skipper appears in secretarial format). Other notables include Charlie Root, Guy Bush and Charlie Grimm. About half a dozen unsigned photos are here as well. All are the work of noted Chicago lensman George Burke, the most collectible photographer of his age. Signature quality is 9/10 or better throughout. The photos have taken on a gentle curve over the passing decades but are unharmed by this phenomenon and could easily be removed from the album and flattened if desired, though we certainly would recommend leaving the album intact. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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