1910's Rabbit Maranville Original Photograph Used for His ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1910's Rabbit Maranville Original Photograph Used for His 1914 E145-1 & 1915 E145-2 Crack Jack Cards, PSA/DNA Type 1. Statistics don't always tell everything. Rabbit Maranville was 5-5 145-pound shortstop who averaged just two home runs and a modest .258 batting average over twenty-three seasons. Still, he batted cleanup for the 1914 World Champion Boston Braves, finished in the top ten in MVP voting five times (the first at age twenty-one and the last at age thirty-nine), and was Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame with eighty-three percent of the vote.
The diminutive Maranville was an upstart when this 7x9.5" photograph was taken. This image is the one which Maranville's 1914 and '15 Cracker Jack cards were modeled after. Upon close inspection, the photo has tracing imprints on the action shot. A paper capsule of Maranville is joined by "N.Y. Service" stamp, "Jan 26 1920" and "Rabbit Maranville" stamps on the reverse. LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1 (Encapsulated).
Guide Value or Estimate: $1,500 - up.
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