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    1947 Roy Campanella Original Photograph Used for 1949 Bowman Rookie Card, PSA/DNA Type 1.
    The more evolved racial sensitivities of Canada proved to make Montreal the ideal breeding ground for two of the most noteworthy African-American pioneers of Major League Baseball just after the second World War. While one Hall of Famer was bravely making history with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, another was waiting in the wings as the catcher of the Bums' International League farm club. The great Roy Campanella appears on this 5x7" original photograph in his Montreal Royals uniform.

    The photo carries a significant premium because Bowman used it as a template when the gum company created his rookie card in 1949. A young upstart, with his entire Hall of Fame career ahead of him, Campy is shown from the chest up in uniform. Two vertical surface creases are found on the right half - one which extends from the right side to just below the team name. All four sides have staple holes. "Please Credit Photograph By: Dwight E. Dolan 4640 Decarie Blvd. Montreal, Que." is rubber stamped on back along with "Roy Campanella" written in blue ballpoint. LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.

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