PHIL RIZZUTO - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1952 - HFSID 159079
Sale Price $162.00
5½x3½ color postcard photograph of the celebrated New York Yankees shortstop
Picture Postcard signed: "Phil Rizzuto" in blue ink. Color, 5½x3½. Facsimile signature imprinted in black at upper right background. Brief biography of Rizzuto imprinted on verso, which has 2-cent John Adams stamp affixed. Postmarked New York, New York, August 19, 1952. Addressed in unknown hand to a collector in Allston, Massachusetts. Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto (1916-2007) was anAll-Star shortstop five times, and he was named the American League MVP in 1950, when he peaked with a .324 average and 200 hits. Rizzuto played onnine pennant winners and seven World Champions over his 13-year career. He was one of the most skillful bunters of all time. A long-time Yankee broadcaster known for his exclamation, "Holy cow!" Rizzuto saw his uniform #10 retired by the club in 1985. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1994. Lightly creased. Circular postal impression at facial image on front. Lightly chipped and worn at left and right edges. Minor creases at corners. Verso is lightly soiled. Mounting remnants at upper right-hand margin (no show-through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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