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Circa 1972 Thurman Munson Signed Photo
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,777.50
This black-and-white photo most likely dates from Thurman Munson’s rookie season and captures the future Yankee Captain in a bust-length pose. Munson has flawlessly signed the photo in black marker (grading “10”) along the front base. Munson was never a very accommodating signer; that fact, combined with his untimely death in 1979, has resulted in the extreme rarity of his signature today. This is an outstanding example dating from Munson’s early years with the New York Yankees. The photograph is very likely a team-issued photo supplied to players for signing. The photo (4 x 5 inches) displays a few minor creases, most of which are only visible when viewed at certain angles. The reverse has both surface paper loss and paper residue from having once been mounted, and then removed, from a scrapbook. Very Good condition overall. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,777.50
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