WILLIE "SAY HEY KID" MAYS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 72699
Sale Price $252.00
Small color publicity photograph of Willie Mays wearing his Giant's uniform.
Photograph signed: "Willie Mays". Color, 5x7 overall, image 4¼x5¾ (one surface). Captioned at lower margin. Considered by many the greatest player of all time, Willie Mays (born in 1931) was the prototype of the complete player; he hit for average and power, ran the bases with intelligence and speed, played a spectacular centerfield, and possessed a great arm. He was also remarkably durable, playing in at least 150 games for 13 consecutive seasons. Mays was an All-Star in 1954-1973, he received the Most Valuable Player Award in 1954 and 1965 and the Gold Glove in 1957-68. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1979. On May 4, 1966, Mays passed Mel Ott's 19-year-old record of 511 National League home runs and finished his career with a total of 660, ranking him third on the all-time list behind Henry Aaron's 755 and Babe Ruth's 714. He retired with a .302 batting average. Slightly creased at corners. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Fine condition.
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