Walter Johnson Signature Collage

Offered is a collage featuring a typed letter signed by baseball’s Walter Johnson, a reproduction scorecard from the 1924 World Series, and a photo of Johnson in his uniform. All elements are framed and matted together in a custom-built frame.

The letter is dated November 7, 1925 and addressed to a Mr. Leo Bicher. In his letter, he explains how he missed the letter at first and will send a signed baseball to Bicher if there is another exposition in the future. At the bottom, Johnson signed his name in dark ink. The score card celebrates the Washington Base Ball Club as the 1924 World Series pennant winners. The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in a best-of-seven playoffs with 4-3. Often considered one of the most dramatic World Series in history, Johnson made his first World Series appearance at the 1924 playoffs. At the top left is a reproduction photo of Johnson wearing his Washington baseball uniform and hat.

Walter Perry Johnson (1887-1946), known in baseball as "Barney" or "The Big Train", played 20 seasons with the Washington Senators. He then became manager of the Senators for three years, later moving onto the Cleveland Indians for two. Walter Johnson was one of the original "Immortal Five", the original inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. An impressive and accomplished athlete, he established numerous pitching records, some which still hold today. He is second only to Cy Young for the number of winning games. Post career, he enjoyed a brief stint in Maryland state politics and actually ran for Congress in 1940. Johnson is still admired today for his sportsmanship and friendly demeanor.

Condition:
Overall very good condition. The typed letter is signed at the bottom in ink and is dark and legible. The letter has one vertical and one horizontal fold line. The reproduction scorecard has been treated to match the letter's aesthetic. The reproduction photograph is newly printed. All elements are framed together in a custom frame according to the highest archival standards.




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