Lot 81726 View Catalog
While Rigler's black ink signature appears on an adjacent side panel, the real treat here is that of Hall of Fame umpire Tommy Connolly, whose resume includes the first ever American League game, the first World Series (1903) and the distinction of joining Bill Klem as the first men in black enshrined at Cooperstown. Connolly's "Compliments of T.H. Connolly" inscription is likewise flawlessly bold. Some red ink on another panel is too faded to discern, but it may be an inscription from Bill Klem, who also wore the mask for this important Series. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication (noting tracing of writing).
Shipping: Balls, Pucks, etc. - Encased, Small
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|Estimate||$6,000 – $8,000|
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