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Incredible circa 1876 photo of the Heavyweight Champ at age 10 1383. James J. Corbett. One-of-a-kind vintage circa 1876 albumen

6.75 x 4 photo of Corbett in his grade school class affixed to an original 7.25 x 4.25 mount, signed later in blue ink, “Jim Corbett, Age 10,” circling himself and adding a faint “Jim” within, as well age “Age 10” in the right border. In very good condition, with irregularly trimmed edges to the mount and portions of the signature a shade or two light. Likely the earliest photograph of Corbett extant, and certainly the earliest that we have encountered. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1384. Eddie Collins. DS, signed

Terrific formal portrait of ‘Gentleman Jim’

“Edward T. Collins,” one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, December 8, 1945. Agreement between the Boston American League Baseball Company and Portland Baseball Company for the assignment of James Bucher for the sum of $5,000.00. Nicely signed at the conclusion by Collins. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce portrait of the Italian automotive legend 1385. Enzo Ferrari. Italian automo-

tive magnate (1898– 1988) whose sports cars are prized the world over as both a classic example of industrial design and an iconic status symbol. Matte-finish 4.75 x 6.75 photo of Ferrari in sunglasses, signed in purple ink, “Ferrari.” In fine condition, with a crease to the lower right corner (passing through a single letter of the signature). Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1386. James J. Corbett. Choice vintage glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders portrait of Corbett, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To my dear friend Buster Collier, with warmest regards, Jim Corbett, Feb. 2/31.” In fine condition, with trivial emulsion loss to the upper right border (not affecting the image). Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

RR Auction's July 2013 Rare Manuscript, Document and Autograph Auction  

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