Spring, 2017 Premier Auction - Closes April 1, 2017
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/2/2017

Originating from Tinker's estate, this handsome photo was auctioned as part of a lot of photographs some years ago and is making its way to the hobby for just the second time.  Measuring 11" x 12 1/2" with the mount and matte, the photograph itself measures just 7" x 9" and is a product of Chicago's Moffett photography studio.  The sepia-toned photo depicts Tinker is "street clothes," and displays wonderfully save for a large tear from the right edge of the photo across the center.  While the tear could certainly be professionally repaired, with proper care and framing it would likely incur no further damage.  Tinker's name is written in pencil on the matte and again on the reverse, though neither is in the Hall of Famer's hand.  The photo is dated 1904 on the reverse, with Tinker identified as "Ruby's Husband."  Ruby Tinker famously committed suicide on Christmas Day of 1923, the photo a subtle reminder of the Hall of Famer's first marriage, notated by an unknown relative.

Early 1900s Joe Tinker (HOF) Mounted Moffatt Studios PhotoEarly 1900s Joe Tinker (HOF) Mounted Moffatt Studios Photo
Early 1900s Joe Tinker (HOF) Mounted Moffatt Studios Photo
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $570
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
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