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Lot # 435: 1910 Walter Johnson Type 2 Baseball Photo

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Monthly 02-19",
which ran from 2/10/2019 12:00 PM to
2/24/2019 10:00 PM

Walter Johnson had a reputation as a kind person, which was good news to batters in Johnson's 21-year career, for "The Big Train" had a fastball that would terrorize hitters, even though Johnson wouldn't knock them down. Here is the inaugural Hall of Fame inductee on the sidelines, getting ready to throw some warm-up pitches. When a game wasn't close, sometimes Johnson would pitch a few "fat ones" to the Detroit Tigers Sam Crawford, with whom he was friendly. Ty Cobb, not a friend of Johnson, would go crazy trying to figure out how Crawford, his fellow Tiger outfielder, could hit Johnson, on occasion, so well. But usually Johnson was all business, which is how he won 417 games, second all-time to only Cy Young. 7.5x9.5" photo, has some spotting from age and some rough spots along the edges. Printed 1930s Culver de-acquired.

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