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This brightly lit scene offers exquisite image focus and contrast, from the word "Autographs" on the front of the autograph album to teammate Wes Westrum's barrel brand on the bat. Located on the reverse of the 7" x 10", EX-condition photo is a "TRIB PIX PAGE" stamping, along with an 8/12/54 news-clipping caption reading, "Jerome Smith, 11, 1811 Second avenue S. (pictured at right), plans to play second base for some hustling ball team some day. Last night, however, Jerome settled for an autograph from his hard-hitting hero, Willie Mays, centerfielder for the New York Giants." Encapsulated as Type I by PSA/DNA.
1954 Willie Mays Signs For a Young Fan Original Photo - PSA/DNA Type I
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