1949 Vintage News Photo - Ted Williams at Bat

Sold For: $420

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1729

Item Year: 1949

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Vintage news photo capturing Ted Williams at the plate in mid swing during batting practice. An International News Photos (Cleveland office) credit stamp appears on the reverse, as does a second stamp from the "Central Press Association" that is dated "May 27 1949." Williams' name and team affiliation are written in pencil on the reverse as well. It is not known where this picture was taken, but it is certainly not a major league stadium. The Red Sox did not have a scheduled game on May 27, 1949, so this photo was probably taken prior to an exhibition game, possibly against one of the club's farm teams (common during this period). The photo (10 x 8 inches) displays a few light surface wrinkles (only visible when viewed at certain angles) and is in Excellent condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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