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    1951 Honus Wagner Signed Photograph. Just four years before his passing at age eighty-one, the Old Dutchman, still in the uniform he first wore over a half century earlier, charmingly inscribed this photo to a fan. His bold yet ever so shaky inscription reads, "To Art Bissell in Memory of a Happy meeting on opening day at Forbes Field, 4-17-51, Honus Wagner." The blue fountain pen ink ranges from 7/10 to 8/10 in strength. The 6x8.5" photo exhibits some minor crazing of the photographic emulsion, but this is only evident at certain angles to the light. The image is mounted on a cardboard backing along with an unused ticket to that 1951 Opening Day at Forbes Field. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

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    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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