Lot # 144: c.1920's Frankie Frisch (HOF) Original Type 1 News Service Photo (PSA/DNA)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Known as "The Fordham Flash," speedy 21-year-old Frankie Frisch was a standout athlete at New York City's Fordham University. Recruited by John McGraw in 1919, Frisch would leave his mark on the game by helping the Giants to capture four National League pennants and two World Series championships between 1921-24. Later, the slick-fielding Frisch would guide the "Gashouse Gang" Cardinals to four World Series appearances between 1928-34, winning both the 1931 and 1934 Fall Classics while acting as player-manager for the '34 club. Along with Mickey Cochrane, Lefty Grove, and Carl Hubbell, Frisch would be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 21, 1947. A fabulous depiction of Frisch while batting, the presented 6.5" x 8.5" photograph has been shot at the Polo Grounds during the early 1920's when Frisch was starring for his hometown team. Quality of the image remains superb though minor graininess is present, likely due to being cropped from a wider shot. Corners exhibit light chipping restricted to well within the white borders and verso remains clean while displaying large Pacific & Atlantic credit stamping. Authenticated as a Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA.

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