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1930 Chicago Cubs Signed George Burke Photo Collection (George Kelly Collection)
Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $1,057.50
Collection of seventeen original 4 x 6-inch George Burke photos picturing individual members of the 1930 Chicago Cubs, all but one of which has been signed by the respective player. These photos originate from the personal collection of Hall of Fame first baseman George "High Pockets" Kelly, and twelve of the photos have been personally inscribed to him. Kelly played with Chicago in 1930 and the collection even includes a photo signed by him. The signed photos in the collection are those of George Kelly, Clyde Beck (inscribed), Lynn Nelson (inscribed), Charlie Grimm (inscribed), Al Shealy (inscribed), Jess Petty, Les Bell (inscribed), Riggs Stephenson (inscribed), Fred Blake (inscribed), Cliff Heathcote (inscribed), Dan Taylor (inscribed), Eddie Farrell (inscribed), Clarence Blair, Zack Taylor (inscribed), Bob Osborn (inscribed), and Jimmie Burke (secretarial signature). The player pictured in the unsigned photo is unidentified. The signatures have been scripted in either blue or black fountain pen, with the exception of Kelly (ballpoint pen), and grade "9/10." All of the photos are stamped with Burke's "RDM Studio" logo on the reverse and remain in spectacular Near Mint to Mint condition. Included with the photos is an original Burke mailing envelope, addressed to George Kelly, that was mailed to him years later (postmarked August 15, 1937), as well as a prepaid return envelope addressed to George Burke. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,057.50
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