Photo inscribed and dated by Hall of Fame shortstop Honus Wagner. The image captures Wagner as he appeared during his playing days with the Pirates and has been inscribed in black fountain pen "To Jules [last name faded beyond legibility]/J. Honus Wagner/Pirates/1941." Both the inscription and signature vary in regard to strength, but grade "5/6" overall. Wagner was a coach with the Pirates in 1941, a position he held until 1951. Interestingly, the photo pictures Wagner posing in a lefty batting stance. Either this is a negative image or Wagner was simply clowning for the camera. The photo (4 x 5.75 inches) has been clipped at all four corners and is affixed to a slightly larger cardboard backing; otherwise it is Excellent in its overall appearance. Mounted and framed to total dimensions of 9 x 11 inches. Full LOA from PSA/DNA and auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++.
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