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    1931 Tour of Japan Team Signed Photograph with Gehrig, Grove. Certainly it was the addition of Babe Ruth to the 1934 edition that made that Tour so dramatically overshadow this earlier voyage in baseball history, but the cast of characters here is nearly as impressive as its younger brother's, and the quality of this particular relic is simply superb. The image was snapped on the deck of the Tatsuta Maru ocean liner and was later autographed by thirteen of the gentlemen pictured. The roster of signers: Rabbit Maranville, George Kelly, tour orgaziner Herb Hunter, Willie Kamm, trainer Leonard Knowles, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Grove, sportswriter Fred Lieb, young boy William Greenberg, the Japanese ship's captain, Frank "Lefty" O'Doul, Bruce Cunningham and Frank Frisch. Maranville's signature competes for contrast but all rate a technical 8/10 or better in black fountain pen ink. Photo measures 4.5x6.5" and exhibits signs of scrapbook removal on verso but otherwise presents as EX-MT. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    November, 2013
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