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    1930's Cuban Negro League Team Photograph with Josh Gibson. Oversized silver gelatin image is a spectacular rarity from the Negro Leagues, a vibrant but largely lost chapter of baseball history in terms of surviving artifacts. Leading photo expert Henry Yee of PSA/DNA was unable to render a certain determination of "Type 1" status for this photo, due to the imperfect clarity of the image, but he did tell us that he believes it to be a period original. Certainly its silver gelatin format is a strong piece of evidence in its favor.

    No player roster accompanies the image, unfortunately, but the legendary Josh Gibson is unmistakable, standing second from right. We suspect that Negro League historians out there will be able to add more names to the roster, and we'll update the listing if they are identified.

    Like most memorabilia to emerge from the island nation of Cuba, condition of the relic is imperfect, with a vertical center fold line and creasing at the sides and lower corners, but the aesthetics remain solid nonetheless, and the rarity overrides condition concerns. Photo measures approximately 8.5x13.5", secured with tape to a slightly larger mat.


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    May, 2018
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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