Lot # 225: c.1911-12 Hooks Wiltse Cabinet Photo

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 4 (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

Outstanding photo of George "Hooks" Wiltse, measuring approximately 8" x 10" including the cardboard mount.  Wiltse spent almost the entirety of his 12-year major league career with the Giants, save for his final season, which was spent with the Brooklyn Tip Tops of the Federal League.  During that time he had his share of highlights, including a 10-inning no-hitter in 1908 that was nearly a perfect game.  He won 20 games twice, and finished with a 2.47 lifetime ERA, definitely an underrated player on John McGraw's Giants teams of the early 1900s.  The photo itself is strong, in VG/EX condition with some light wear at the edges and surface.  The mount has withstood its share of abuse, with significant surface abrasions, chipping and creasing.  Pencil writing is evident on the reverse, including instructions for how to return the photo to George Wiltse of Syracuse, NY.

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