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    1951 Eddie Gaedel Original News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1. Outfitted in a uniform belonging to the nine-year-old son of the St. Louis Browns vice-president, the three-foot, seven-inch (3'7") Eddie Gaedel stepped to the plate for the Browns, with a toy bat in tow, on August 19 1951, cementing his place in baseball history. While his sole at bat was the beginning and end of his baseball career, it was not the end of his affiliation with owner Bill Veeck or his last appearance on a baseball diamond. On May 26, 1959, Gaedel and three other little people landed at Comiskey Park via helicopter, emerging dressed as Martians and carry ray guns. After capturing future Hall of Famers Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio in the White Sox dugout, Gaedel presented his ray gun to Veeck. The iconic image here captures Gaedel in his most famous role, measuring 7x9" and NRMT. Full LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.

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