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This lot features Bill Dickey's 1900-1950 All American Half Century Award Signed by Connie Mack, Christy Walsh and baseball writers from 10 cities around the country. In an effort to promote Babe Ruth as well as other leading baseball players from the 1920s, Christy Walsh, Ruth’s super-agent, developed the All-America Board of Baseball. Impressive certificates were issued to deserving ballplayers with Ruth's signature, along with those of a board of sports writers, until Ruth's death in 1948. Two years later, Walsh revived the tradition and issued certificates to the 50-Year (1900-1950) baseball team and engaged the legendary former manager and team owner Connie Mack to be the lead signatory. It was only fitting that a member of this "Baseball's Greatest Lineup" be famed New York Yankee catcher Bill Dickey. The beautiful certificate is signed by both Connie Mack and Christy Walsh, as well as sportswriters from the 10 cities representing major league baseball at that time. 12" by 16 1/2" certificate has been framed and ready for display. Originally acquired directly from the Bill Dickey Estate.

(JSA/James Spence Auction Authentication; Letter of Provenance)
Bill Dickey 1900-1950 All American Half Century Award Signed by Connie Mack Christy Walsh & MLB Writers From Bill Dickey Collection
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Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium.: $787
Number Bids:9
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