Lot # 201: c.1910 Bob Bescher Original Type 1 Photo by Charles Conlon (PSA/DNA) - As Seen On His 1909-11 T206 Card!

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 36 (Bid History)

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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

T206 collectors will immedeatley recognize this image from Bob Bescher's "Hands in Air" T206 card. Conlon's work famously served as the source images for many T206's but Type 1 photos featuring those images are quite scarce. This posed shot was staged in the outfield at the Polo Grounds, immediately prior to a contest with the hometown Giants and pictures Bescher with the Cincinnati Reds who he played for from 1908-1913. Photo measures 8" x 10" and suffers from several pinholes at the top, with a few creases throughout, especially on the right side where there is a vertical fold. A small chip of the lower right corner is missing. Bescher himself is outlined with masking material overlaid with what appears to be grease pencil. There are also handwritten notations to Bescher's right, presumably in preparation for printVerso includes THREE separate stamps: two different from Charles Conlon and one from the New York Press Co. Ltd. Photo is fresh to the hobby and originates from the archives of Photo File, Inc. where it has been stored for several decades until this offering. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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