The 2019 Iconic National Auction - Ends Saturday, August 3rd
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It's been over 100 years since Jim Thorpe dashed through the 192 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, but he is still considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. Greatest-evers are always hard to quantify, but there is no doubt that Thorpe is up there. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, he became the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States. Although he lost his Olympic titles after it was found he had been paid for playing two seasons of semi-professionaly baseball, Thorpe continued on, playing both professional football and baseball, and even barnstorming as a professional basketball player with a team composed entirely of American Indians. Offered here is an ULTRA-RARE Type I International News Photograph of Thorpe in his Canton Bullldogs football gear, c. 1915-1920, signed by Thorpe in black steel tip - "To Pat & Billy Hume, from Jim Thorpe, 1948". This photograph was notably colorized & used in the 1955 Topps All-American card release. The original photograph exhibits scattered handling wear, with some surface rubbing, impressions, and light areas of paper loss, but the rarity of this one-of-a-kind Type I photograph cannot be overstated. Appropriate International News Photograph stamping and notations are present on the reverse. Accompanied by a full Letter of Authenticity from James Spence Authentication (JSA).
Jim Thorpe ULTRA-RARE Signed 7 x 9 Bulldogs Original Photograph (JSA)Jim Thorpe ULTRA-RARE Signed 7 x 9 Bulldogs Original Photograph (JSA)Jim Thorpe ULTRA-RARE Signed 7 x 9 Bulldogs Original Photograph (JSA)
Jim Thorpe ULTRA-RARE Signed 7" x 9" Bulldogs Original Photograph (JSA)
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,140.80
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Sunday, August 4, 2019.
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