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Lot 0321
To Art McAvoy a great baseball fan Ted Williams 1969, Best wishes from Richard Nixon and "To Art McAvoy All my best wishes Bowie Kuhn (baseball commissioner)" 11 1/2 x 14 inches (overall with frame). A Ted Williams newspaper article is taped to the back of the photograph. Together with a letter to Arthur McAvoy concerning autographed pitchers signed with stamp "Ted Williams" on The Senators stationary. Provenance: From the estate of Arthur McAvoy (1933-1982). McAvoy was a passionate Baseball enthusiast and collector of memorabilia. From his early childhood, he was a fixture on the New England sports scene. A fan of Ted Williams, they became close and kept up a steady correspondence throughout their lives (Williams would even request certain items from McAvoy that he did not have access to). A successful business career as the Owner of Boston Screen and Sash Company allowed McAvoy to pursue his autograph and collectible seeking quest. He added to his collection, eleven baseballs during a sports memorabilia auction held in 1968 from Merle D. Straw and “The Old Man of Seabrook” Auction Galleries, (Please see photo of article), some of which will be offered. Collectors from all over the country would often write to him, requesting hard to find items for cash or trade, which more often than not, he politely rebuffed! His passion, collecting time frame and close relationships with a number of sports luminaries, truly make this a one of a kind offering. (Note: The last two photos in lot are for provenance purposes and are not included)


Good, photo has creases and craquelure

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Estimate $400 - $800Closed 9 Lots Ago
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Amesbury, MA, USA