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    1908-10 Hughie Jennings Original Photograph by Charles Conlon Used for 1909-11 T-206 Card, PSA/DNA Type 1. Though Hughie Jennings is best recalled in baseball history for his comical stork-legged pose and battle cry of "Ee-Yah," his was a life steeped in shared tragedy. A bean ball during his playing career and and a 1911 automobile crash from a bridge each left Jennings teetering for days at the brink of death. Best man at his dear friend John McGraw's wedding in 1897, he likewise served as a pallbearer at the young bride's funeral just two years later. It is widely theorized that this physical and emotional trauma, paired with the stress of taking the managerial reins of the New York Giants when McGraw himself fell ill, caused the nervous breakdown which rendered Jennings unable to report to 1926 spring training and ultimately contributed to his 1928 demise.

    Jennings appears to be shouting his signature catchphrase on this 8x10" captured through the lens of famed photographer Charles Conlon. This is the image which was used for Jennings' 1909-11 T206 card. Each corner has suffered a varying degree of paper loss but the central subject is not compromised. The reverse features the following: "Property of The Sporting News" stamp, "Charles Conlon" address stamp and pencil notations. Overall, the definitive look into Hall of Famer Hugh Jennings. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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