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    1943 Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown Signed Photograph. "That old paw served me pretty well in its time," Brown once said of the injured hand that earned him the "Three Finger" nickname. "It gave me a firmer grip on the ball, so I could spin it over the hump. It gave me a greater dip." A childhood farming accident proved to be the ultimate blessing in disguise for the 1949 posthumous Hall of Fame inductee, whose 2.06 career ERA is third best in baseball history after Ed Walsh and Addie Joss.

    We can see that famous hand in this image of a well-dressed legend and his friend likely taken in his hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana, as verso of the 8x10" image is stamped with the name of a photo shop in that locale, and housed in a brown envelope likewise bearing the name. Brown's black fountain pen signature is unimprovably bold at his knees, though it does compete for contrast near the end. The "2/4/43" date likewise appears to be in Brown's hand. A rare opportunity to own an autograph seldom encountered in the hobby. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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