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    1920's Eddie Bennett Signed Type 1 News Photograph. Born in Brooklyn in 1903, Eddie Bennett suffered an injury as an infant that stunted his growth. When his parents passed away in 1918, Bennett convinced Happy Felsch he was good luck and he began the most famous career of any baseball mascot for the next decade-and-a-half. After the 1919 Black Sox scandal, Bennett moved on to the Brooklyn Robins briefly, before becoming the bat boy for the New York Yankees in 1921. It was during this era that he became a national celebrity, as well as close friends with Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins, Jacob Ruppert and others. Struck by a car in 1932, he turned to alcohol to self medicate and it eventually took his life in 1935.

    The offered 8x10" type one news photograph is stamped with the International mark on the verso, and pictures Bennett leaping into the air on the field in a Yankees uniform. It has been signed in white ink as, "To My Pal George Hogg From Eddie Bennett" in 6/10 quality. Photo has missing corners, creases, tears, paper loss and edge nicks, but the central image remains strong and bold. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (Autograph); Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Type I. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $4,000 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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