Lot # 233: c.1915-16 Sam Crawford (HOF) Original 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 Type 1 news service photo of Hall of Fame outfielder Sam Crawford measuring approx. 9" x 11". Despite the oversize dimensions in it's current state, the presented photo has clearly been trimmed down to some degree along three of the four edges. There is a notation towards the lower-right attributing this image to 1909 but it undoubtedly emanates from 1915-16. Both the upper right and lower left corners have chipped away and there are several small tears along the edges that otherwise exhibit mild wear and soiling. Verso exhibits some dark smudging and a handwritten ID of Crawford has been partialy trimmed at the top. 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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