Lot # 234: c.1916 George Sisler (HOF) Rookie-Era Type 1 News Service Photo (PSA/DNA)

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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

Oversize vintage Type 1 photo featuring St.Louis Browns Hall of Fame first baseman George Sisler early in his career - based on the uniform this appears to be his second season with the club (1916). Photo has been aggressively trimmed unevenly and three of the four corners have chipped away. There is some mild toning and smudging on verso with a handwritten identification of Sisler at the very top. Overall dimensions are approx. 7.5" x 11.5". While we cannot say with certainty (partially due to the lack of an identifying photographers stamp) we do believe this to be work of photographer Francis P. Burke as it is consistent with the size and style of other Burke photos we have seen from this era. 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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