Opening Day 1971 Photo Signed by Nixon, T. Williams and Kuhn 
Lot Number 600
 
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One of the perks for many United States Presidents is throwing out the first pitch of the baseball season for the Washington ball club. The tradition started with William Howard Taft in 1910 and has continued into the modern era. Presented is a marvelous 8x10 photograph of the Griffith Stadium stands with Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, Washington Senators' manager Ted Williams and New York Yankees’ manager Ralph Houk watching President Richard M. Nixon throw out the first ball of the Senators' 1971 season. As a long-time baseball fan, Nixon may have enjoyed this perk more than other presidents, especially since he was positioned next to “Teddy Ballgame.” The signatures include Williams (d.2002, blue ink, “9”), Nixon (d.1994, black ink, “9”), Houk (blue sharpie, “10”) and newly inducted HOFer Kuhn (d.2007, blue sharpie, “8”). The photograph is a second-generation image and is in excellent condition. COA from James Spence Authentications. 
 
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