Lot # 1763: Captivating c.1960s Willie Mays PSA Type 1 Encapsulated Fred Roe Photo from the Photo File Archive Collection - Measures Approx. 8” x 10” (Incl. PSA Type 1 LOA)

Category: Photos

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall Rarities Auction 2021",
which ran from 9/25/2021 12:00 PM to
10/9/2021 7:00 PM




(LOT 1763)
Captivating c.1960s Willie Mays PSA Type 1 Encapsulated Fred Roe Photo from the Photo File Archive Collection - Measures Approx. 8" x 10" (Incl. PSA Type 1 LOA)

The "Say Hey Kid's" immense popularity stems from his amazing "on the field" accomplishments that included a staggering 660 home runs in a steroid-free era, 1903 runs batted in, a .941 OPS and 3283 hits to the tune of a .302 lifetime batting average. While those figures alone would secure anyone's eternal place in our National Pastime's glorious history, Mays' pinnacle stature stems from his unparalleled ability to play every facet of the game in a superior manner. He could hit, throw, run and field arguably better than any of his inferior peers, and his absolutely spectacular "over the shoulder" catch in the 1954 World Series in the deepest confines of the Polo Grounds will echo for eternity. N

o wonder a myriad of collectors seek many of his prized keepsakes, with this extraordinary c.1960's photo one of the finest Mays batting images you will ever come across. Measuring approximately 8" x 10", it portrays the "Say Hey Kid" in an absolutely awe-inspiring batting pose as he connects with a pitch, catcher and umpire crouching directly behind him. Captivating to say the least, the crowded grandstands serve as the perfect backdrop for this classic Mays batting illustration that exhibits the finest possible contrast and clarity. No glaring flaws are evident on this glossy surfaced masterpiece, and the verso reveals several Fred Roe credit stamps. A truly magnificent portrayal of the incomparable Willie Mays, its breathtaking aesthetics and enthralling image easily place it as one of the finest Mays illustrations extant!

MIN BID $300
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