1940 Connie Mack (with Kids) Signed Photo

Sold For: $240

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1312

Item Year: 1940

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Black-and-white photo of Connie Mack addressing a group of teenage boys, signed by Mack in blue fountain pen (grading "8/9," with very minor bleeding/brushing) along the top border. This photo is accompanied by the unique provenance of originating from the daughter of one of the young men pictured here. In her accompanying one-page typed-signed letter, she details its history. In part:

The Philadelphia A's held their Spring Training at La Palma Park, Anaheim, CA from 1940-1942. My dad, Vince, top row - 2nd from right, was a sophomore student at Anaheim High School in Anaheim, CA. who volunteered to do grunt work for the Philadelphia A's during their spring training at La Palma Park, Anaheim, CA in 1940. As a sign of appreciation, Connie personally signed a photograph for each of the boys who volunteered their time.

The photo (10 x 7.5 inches) displays a few light surface wrinkles, as well as the names of two boys written on the reverse in pencil. In Excellent condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA.

Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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