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c.1950s Roy Campanella Pre-Accident Signed Photo - Full JSA & PSA/DNA

Lot Number 706

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Overcoming adversity is what heroes do. Barred from MLB play early in his career, Roy Campanella (d.1993) followed Jackie Robinson across baseball's color line in 1948. After ten seasons as a standout backstop for the talent-rich Brooklyn Dodgers, the perennial All-Star and MVP candidate was paralyzed in an automobile accident and forced to use a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. Through it all, Campanella was a positive force in the Universe.

 

Give your autograph collection a positive jolt with this Campanella period-signed c.1950s photograph. This batting pose shot is sized a bit smaller than 8x10 and is adhered to a light stock cardboard backer. While moderate wear is detected, this vintage photo remains appealing with excellent gloss and a distinct image. Located across the top of his uniform, "Campy's" pre-accident autograph is neatly signed, but rates as ("6-7") due to a grainy quality, that looks to be derived from inconsistent ink transfer between the ballpoint pen used and the photo's slick surface. Despite this condition, this prized autograph stands as a nice example from Campanella's active playing days. Full photo LOA from JSA.
 



 
 
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