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Multi-Estates Summer 2023 Auction

Sat, Aug 19, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 268

Framed Willie Mays Signed Photo

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Framed Willie Mays Signed Photograph of 'The Catch'
Pictured is Mays catching the ball during the 1954 World Series of Vic Wertz.

The Catch was a baseball play made by New York Giants center fielder Willie Mays on September 29, 1954, during Game 1 of the 1954 World Series at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan, New York City. During the eighth inning with the score tied 2–2, Cleveland Indians batter Vic Wertz hit a deep fly ball to center field that had the runners on base poised to score. However, Mays made an over-the-shoulder catch while on the run to record the out, and his throw back to the infield prevented the runners from advancing. The Giants won the game 5–2 in extra innings, and eventually the World Series. The Catch is regarded as one of the greatest plays in baseball history.

Approximate site size: 15" H x 19.25" W
Approximate size including frame: 21.5" H x 25.5" W

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