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Circa 1940 Mel Ott Signed Wire Photo
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,840.00
Original wire photograph (6.5 x 8.5 inches) featuring Mel Ott in a classic swinging pose with the grandstands in the background is beautifully signed and inscribed "To Irwin Messing, Best Wishes, Mel Ott" ("9") in blue ink. On the reverse is the large style "International News Photo" credit ink stamp. Mel Ott played an extraordinary 22 seasons for the NY Giants and over his long career accumulated 511 home runs and compiled a .304 lifetime batting average. A rare and ideal signed wire photograph of one of baseball's most feared home-run hitters. The photo exhibits just a little wear at the corners and is otherwise in Excellent condition. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $1,840.00
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