Circa 1955 Ted Williams Inscribed & Signed Original Photog...
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DescriptionCirca 1955 Ted Williams Inscribed & Signed Original Photograph to Al Kaline from the Al Kaline Collection. Fabulous 8x10" image pictures the towering Williams with a very young Mr. Tiger, probably at the 1955 All-Star Game. Both men are in their home white flannels. Ted has his left arm gently placed on Kaline's shoulder and is smiling at him like an approving teacher would smile at their star pupil. Inscribed and signed in vintage 9/10 blue ink:
"To Al. A great kid with a terrific future. Good luck. Ted Williams."
Kaline idolized Williams prominently displayed this image in his home for his entire lifetime. It is one of two incredible signed photos from Ted which appear in this auction. The original photograph remains in Mint condition and is affixed to a white foam backing. Letter of provenance from Mark Kaline.
Guide Value or Estimate: $2,000 - up.
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