Lot # 241: c.1920 Mildred Gartman w/Nick Altrock's Oversize Glove Original Type 1 Photo Pair

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2022 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/16/2022 9:00 PM to
4/2/2022 9:00 PM

Incredibly, "The World's Largest Baseball Glove," offered to the cameras here by model Daline Gartman, is covered with more signatures than we can count. Though many are obscured, a few names clearly visible include: Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, Roger Peckinpaugh, Nick Altrock, and Wally Pipp. Further investigation with a loupe would undoubtedly uncover more. The glove belonged to Nick Altrock who teamed with fellow Washington Senators coach, Al Shacht to form a comedy act that regularly used oversized gag equipment to entertain the fans.

Both photos measure 8" x 10" and include wonderful views of a c.1926 sporting goods store window, complete with D&M baseball glove signage. The oversized glove itself also displays a D&M logo. Both photos are in excellent overall condition with the bottom example fully intact though there is a creased top right corner reinforced with clear tape on verso. Top photo includes half a paper tag affixed to verso and suffers from three corners that have chipped away, along with two small pieces missing from the bottom and right borders. Wide World stamping appears on verso of both, along with light toning and smudging not uncommon to photographs originating from a working press room. Guaranteed Type 1.


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