Lot # 181: 1908-09 "Miss Weiss" In Batting Stance Printed Photo

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Starting Bid: $50.00

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/2/2023 12:00 PM to
8/19/2023 9:00 PM

Printed souvenir photo with very wide borders featuring "Miss Weiss" at the bat.  The subject is Alta Weiss, Ohio's "Girl Wonder" who began playing semi-pro ball as a seventeen year old in 1907. The following year found her as the star attraction of the Weiss All Stars, a team that toured Ohio River Valley in 1908-09 and otherwise featured a roster comprised of men. She became a doctor in 1914, graduating from what is now the Ohio State University Medical College and eventually took over her father's practice in Ragersville, where she encouraged a young woman named Lois Youngen to take up the game. Youngen ended up playing for the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Baseball League. The photo is creased in a variety of spots and a relatively small water stain can be seen in the background. Never mounted, this is an exceptional keepsake that has come down to us through the years.

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