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DescriptionGoose Goslin Signed Vintage Photograph.
Leon Allen Goslin developed the nickname "Goose" because of his propensity to midjudge fly balls, opposing players through he resembled a bird flapping its wings as he ran after balls with his arms waving. Goose made up for his shortcomings in the field with a bat in his hands, recording 2,735 career hits and 248 home runs - good for a .316 average. He also helped spark a turn around in the Nation's Capital, helping the Senators appear in back-to-back World Series in 1924 and '25. Goslin won the 1928 batting title on the final day of the season over Heinie Manush, after being goaded into one at-bat from his teammates. Once again appearing in back-to-back Series, this time in Detroit, Goose and the "G-Men" (himself, Greenberg, and Gehringer) fell in 1934 to the Cardinals and bested the Cubs in 1935. He wrapped up his career where it began, in Washington, and then was forced to wait thirty years before being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The offered 8x10" vintage portrait is signed in bold black ink on Goslin's right shoulder. The photo exhibits moderate wear throughout with some creasing. Small portion of paper loss on the left border. Reverse of the image features a Don Wingfield stamp with "Photo" crossed out to read "Copy" in addition to another stamp that identifies the subject with his last name. Pre-Certified
Guide Value or Estimate: $150 - up.
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