1928 Freddy Lindstrom News Photo Used To Produce His W517 Baseball Card

Sold For: $240

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1912

Item Year: 1928

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Original 1928 news photo of Hall of Famer Fred Lindstrom used in the production of his 1931 W517 strip card. The photo captures Lindstrom striking a fielding pose as a member of the New York Giants. Credit stamps for both International Newsreel and The Cleveland News appear on the reverse, as does the original paper news caption, which is date “9-26-28.” A later date stamp of “Oct 1-1928” also appears on the reverse. Original photos used in the production of baseball cards have always been highly prized by collectors, especially those featuring Hall of Fame. This is the only example of this particular Lindstrom photo we have ever seen. The photo (5 x 7 inches) displays light rippling and is otherwise in Excellent condition overall. Reserve $100. Estimate (open).

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