Lot # 227: c.1913 Schutz Photo Walter Johnson (HOF) Real-Photo Postcard - SGC PR 1

Category: Baseball Postcards

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2022 - 10th Anniversary Auction",
which ran from 11/6/2022 12:00 PM to
11/26/2022 9:00 PM

Extraordinary real photo postcard featuring Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson.  Johnson's name is printed in white in the shadowy area at the bottom of the photo, as is the publisher/photographer's credit, Frederick A. Schutz of Washington, DC.  Writing on the reverse reads "August 2nd, 1913 - 3rd Row E."  Our consignor took the time to reach out to Hank Thomas, the grandson of Walter Johnson about the significance of the date.  Hank responded "August 2, 1913, was the sixth anniversary of his first game pitching for Washington.  President Wilson came out to honor Walter, and they gave him a huge solid silver trophy filled with cash.  Most importantly to his life (and mine!), it was his first date with Miss Hazel Lee Roberts, daughter of Nevada Congressman E.E. Roberts, as he invited them to the ballpark that day and would marry Hazel ten months later."  A particularly rare postcard, this one has been graded PR 1 by SGC due largely to the writing and a stain on the reverse.  Aside from some light corner and edge wear, and a few very faint wrinkles inside the left border, the front of the postcard exhibits a VG or VG+ appearance.  

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