Description

    1918 Boston Red Sox Huge Photograph from Fenway Park. Even a Yankees fan would have to tip his navy "NY" cap to this remarkable relic, so steeped in Red Sox tradition that you can almost smell the salt air wafting in from Boston Harbor. Don't let the 2004 and 2007 successes distract you--this 1918 edition is still the definitive Boston Red Sox World Championship team, and the baby-faced Bambino standing fourth from left appears poised to unleash his curse upon an unsuspecting New England populace. Joining Bill Buckner in Red Sox infamy is Harry Frazee standing at far left, the man whose theatrical aspirations set the stage for almost nine decades of suffering.

    At lower right you'll find the attribution to Carl Horner, the most noteworthy and collectible photographer of the Dead Ball Era whose works are reproduced upon dozens of early tobacco cards including the fabled Honus Wagner T206. So with the subject and the creator each representing the pinnacle of desirability, it only makes sense that the geography of the photo's derivation continues in the trend. The 21x27" image, mounted to a heavy cardboard backing, kept hope alive through a Biblical plague of heartbreaking near misses as it hung on a wall at Fenway with the hopes of inspiring a return to the glory years. The wear and tear expected of public display is kept to a minimum though, with some minor staining and scattered small abrasions doing nothing to diminish the thunderous aesthetics. The photo's production clearly dates to the prewar period, likely within a short period of time after the 1918 Series. Unquestionably one of the most impressive and important Red Sox display pieces to surface on the hobby's auction block in recent memory.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Large (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 758

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 20 days left to consign to the 2018 February 24 - 25 Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Sports - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I want to again thank you for a job well done. Your professionalism prevailed through out the process for which I am so grateful.
    Jerry D.,
    New Ulm, MN
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Yankee Legends Collection Sports - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Yankee Legends Collection Sports - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $3,840,277