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Lot 0324
To Arthur Best wishes Ted Williams standing with Mickey Mantle. black and white photograph 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. framed 15 x 12 inches (overall). Together with a Boston Red Sox theme scrapbook with newspaper clippings from 1948. 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)

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BOSTON RED SOX TED WILLIAMS AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

Estimate $100 - $300Oct 13
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Amesbury, MA, USA
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