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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  

Headquartered in Amherst, NH, RR Auction is globally recognized as the trusted source for authentic autographed memorabilia and rare signed...

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

Headquartered in Amherst, NH, RR Auction is globally recognized as the trusted source for authentic autographed memorabilia and rare signed...