1944 Chief Bender - PSA Type I Original "The Evening Bulletin" Photo – Measures Approx. 8" x 10" – PSA Type 1 Encapsulation
Hall of Famer "Chief" Albert Bender was the author of over 200 victories and four single season E.R.A.'s less than 2.00. Bender was called upon "time after time" by Connie Mack to deliver a crucial World Series win, and typically did not disappoint his immortal manager, winning 6 World Series games in assisting the A's in winning three World Series titles. This amazing PSA Type 1 1944 photo of the Cooperstown Inductee portrays the legendary hurler as an Athletics coach, most likely showing a youthful pitcher one of his classic grips that led to so many "swings and misses' during his illustrious career.
Issued by The Evening Bulletin" and measuring approximately 8" x 10", it depicts remarkable contrast and clarity of the aging Bender as he dons his period style Athletics uniform and cap. While no glaring blemishes are evident, the upper quadrants exhibit some minor soiling around Bender's Athletics cap and some diminutive surface spotting affixed to the lower left quadrant. The verso includes the critical 'Evening Bulletin" violet hued credit stamp, the final superlative for this rather unique and imposing Chief bender keepsake. – PSA Type 1 Encapsulation
MIN BID $200