Vintage Lefty Grove 8x10 with Period Signature and Inscription 
Lot Number 1029
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/17/2008 10:00:00 
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Description

With nearly 70% of his decisions being victories and a 1.75 ERA during his (50+) World Series innings pitched, few can match the numbers of the incomparable Lefty Grove. Presented is a black and white 8x10 period photograph of the legend, featuring the southpaw draped in his Athletics attire (1925-33). More importantly, the photograph bears a period signature and inscription from Grove (d.1975) penned in black-fountain reading To Tom Richards, From Lefty Grove. It should be noted that the signature is visibly stronger than the inscription and rates (6-7) given the surface. The photo itself displays edge flaking, minor waving and some discoloration on the reverse, though an experienced framer could make many of these ailments seemingly disappear. Without a doubt an early signature displaying more penmanship than the latter examples normally seen, this impressive period signature and photo is accompanied by a COA from James Spence Authentications. 
 
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