Note that items with COAs come with individual COAs, sticker usually on back of item. I do not accept “Best Offer”. Prices are reduced every 30 days until the item sells. Thanks for understanding this policy! Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 July 5, 2002) was an American professional baseball. He played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball. (MLB) career as a left fielder. For the Boston Red Sox. From 1939 to 1960; his career was interrupted only by mandatory military service during World War II. And the Korean War. Nicknamed ” The Kid, ” ” The Splendid Splinter, ” ” Teddy Ballgame, ” and ” The Thumper, ” Williams is regarded as one of the greatest players in baseball history. Williams was a nineteen-time All-Star. A two-time recipient of the American League. (AL) Most Valuable Player Award. A six-time AL batting champion. And a two-time Triple Crown. He finished his playing career with a. The highest of all time. His career batting average is the highest of any MLB player whose career was played primarily in the live-ball era. And ranks tied for 7th all-time with Billy Hamilton. Born and raised in San Diego. Williams played baseball throughout his youth. Joining the Red Sox in 1939, he immediately emerged as one of the sport’s best hitters. In 1941, Williams posted a. 406 batting average, making him the last MLB player to bat over. 400 in a season. He followed this up by winning his first Triple Crown in 1942. Williams was required to interrupt his baseball career in 1943 to serve three years in the United States Navy. During World War II. Upon returning to MLB in 1946, Williams won his first AL MVP Award and played in his only World Series. In 1947, he won his second Triple Crown. In 1957 and 1958 at the ages of 39 and 40, respectively, he was the AL batting champion for the fifth and sixth time. Williams retired from playing in 1960. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his first year of eligibility. Williams managed the Washington Senators. Franchise from 1969 to 1972. An avid sport fisherman. He hosted a television program about fishing, and was inducted into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame. Williams’ involvement in the Jimmy Fund. Helped raise millions in dollars for cancer care and research. In 1991 President George H. Presented Williams with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The highest civilian award bestowed by the United States government. He was selected for the Major League Baseball All-Time Team. In 1997 and the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. The longest-running operation of all the great early photographers, George Burke and George Brace covered baseball in one form or another for the better part of the 20th centuryfrom 1929 to the 1990s. Their tenure had an auspicious beginning, to say the least. In 1929, Cubs manager Joe McCarthy and catcher Gabby Hartnett sought out the ballclubs previous photographer. A listing leapt out at them: studio photographer George C. Burke, whose office was located near Wrigley Field. Thus began the baseball photography career of George Burke, who had no prior sports experience, and thus ended the career of photographer Francis Burkethe Cubs time-honored official cameraman and an unwitting victim of mistaken identity. George Burke hired a young, baseball-knowledgeable assistant named George Brace, and the two soon became a. Ever-present at Wrigley Field and. Burke and Brace endeavored to amass a complete portfolio of player portraitsa daunting task made possible by the fact that. Was the only city with both an American League and a National League franchise from 1929 all the way until Braces retirement in 1993. Nary a visiting ballplayer refused a quick sitting during. Some even stopped by Burke and Braces studio for additional, more formal portraits. The tandem was also well-known for endearingly candid pre-game and off-the-field shotsproof positive that both photographers were always welcomed by their famed subjects, embraced by them as friends at the stadium, at parties, in hotels, and on the street. Whos Who in the Major Leagues. Were just a few of the publications in which Burke and Braces work frequently appeared. In 1948, Burke suffered a heart attack. Brace carried on the business for several years in order to offset his partners medical expenses. Then, upon Burkes death in 1951, Brace reduced his commitment from a job to an all-encompassing hobby. Though no longer their official photographer, he was still allowed full access by the Cubs and Sox organizations. It was a privilege he would maintain up until his death, a half-century later. With the exception of time spent as a. Army medic in the South Pacific during World War II, Brace attended at least one game of every home series at Wrigley Field and. Throughout his entire 65-year career. For many of those years, he worked late shifts or odd jobs that paid his expenses and wouldnt conflict with the game schedule. He always liked to arrive at the ballpark several hours early, when players were just arriving and fans were nowhere to be seen. In 1994, his age finally caught up with him. Worsening eyesight forced his retirement from this long-time labor of love. Brace followed baseball up until the end and also co-authored a book. The Game That Was: The George Brace Photo Collection. Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves. In most cases, using Jack Smalling’s baseball address lists and other assorted address lists, I wrote to both active and retired baseball players, sending them letters, requests for signatures, and self-addressed-stamped envelopes. This is how I obtained thousands of autographs. I stand by every item I sell. All the old time autograph dealers know me and the professional authenticators will vouch for my reputation as well. I do this on a part time basis, so sometimes emails take a day. PLEASE NOTE: Most items come with certificates of authenticity from outside companies (JSA and PSA predominantly; they are the best). Sincerely, Joe Binder , Downers Grove, Illinois. The item “Ted Williams Original Brace 4×6 Autographed Photo Boston Red Sox Baseball PSA” is in sale since Tuesday, October 1, 2019. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Photos”. The seller is “calabinder” and is located in Downers Grove, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product: Photo
- Sport: Baseball-MLB
- Autograph Authentication: Professional Sports (PSA/DNA)
- Original/Reprint: Original