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    1929 Philadelphia Athletics Team Signed Photograph Album.
    Magnificent photographic portraiture and a cast of World Championship legends collide here to produce one of the most exciting autographed pieces to be found within this auction. Presented only to team members and important figures in the Philadelphia baseball scene, volumes such as this one are the work of H. Madonna Wagner, whose photography bears more than a passing resemblance to legendary lensman George Burke.

    Embossed gold lettering upon the cover of the volume features Wagner's name and the text, "Snapshots, The World's Champions Baseball Club of 1929, To My Friends." Twenty-eight individual photos, each measuring 5x8" in size, are affixed to the black scrapbook pages within, with each photo signed by its subject in the boldest of fountain pen ink. All of this elite squad's legends are present and accounted for, with Foxx, Cochrane, Collins, Simmons, Grove and Connie Mack representing the Hall of Fame contingent. Other notables include the very tough Thomas Shibe, 1919 Black Sox manager Kid Gleason, Dykes, Earnshaw, Quinn, Walberg, Boley and more.

    Connie's son Earl Mack (4/10) is the only signature dipping below a 7/10, and all Hall of Famers are 8/10 or better. Images themselves occasionally exhibit hints of age-toning, but nothing that causes any real distraction aesthetically. Album itself is in fine condition with only minimal wear to the leather covers. Individual Full LOA from PSA/DNA for each photo. Auction LOA from SGC Authentic.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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