1910 Walter Johnson News Photo by Charles Conlon - PSA/DNA Type 1

Sold For: $10,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1843

Item Year: 1912

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Original 1910 Charles Conlon news photo capturing Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson as a member of the Washington Senators. Certified as an original Type 1 photograph by PSA/DNA. This is an outstanding crystal-clear image of the fabled hurler, taken through the gifted lens of the most prominent baseball photographer of his day. Johnson is pictured here warming up on the sidelines prior to a game. Conlon's proprietary credit stamp ("Evening Telegram") appears on the reverse, Ideally, the particular road uniform shown here was used by Washington only in 1910, thereby allowing for the pinpoint dating. This image may be familiar to collectors because it was featured in the book Baseball's Golden Age: The Photographs of Charles M. Conlon. The photo (8 x 10 inches) displays a few minor surface wrinkles (most are only visible when viewed at certain angles) and is in Excellent condition overall. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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