Excellent George Burke photo of a rookie Ted Williams, vintage signed by him. George Burke postcard photograph of the young superstar was taken in Chicago and shows Williams posed in his Red Sox road jersey from the waist up. It was nicely signed by Ted in a blue fountain pen, with an inscription added by him to a guy named "Chick". All of the writing is in Williams' hand, from 1939.
From my very extensive database of Ted Williams exemplars, this was positively signed by him in 1939, one of the greatest rookie seasons in baseball history. 327 average, 44 doubles 11 triples, 131 runs, 31 HRs 145 RBI; all done as a 20 year old rube.The 145 RBI is still the major league record by a rookie. The condition of the postcard photo is a conservative Excellent, with no real flaws. This photograph of Williams was used on the front of his 1940 PlayBall baseball card. It is guaranteed 100% original and authentic FOR LIFE. Slabbed as genuine by PSA.
The item "1939 TED WILLIAMS VINTAGE SIGNED GEORGE BURKE ROOKIE ERA PHOTO-RED SOX-PSA/DNA" is in sale since Saturday, December 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Photos". The seller is "slippedmickeyclickflip" and is located in Bohemia, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.