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Lot 1463: Circa 1954 Willie Mays Signed Cecil Layne Portrait Photograph
The famed photographer Cecil Layne caught Willie Mays in a rare still moment, illuminating the fresh face of a blossoming legend in this very important shot capturing Willie's innate charm and star appeal by showing thse qualities in him off the field. Layne, an African-American, captured these kind of real-person images of many sports figures in the 1950s, the best perhaps being this black and white, well-preserved portrait with both a "Best Wishes, Willie Mays" vintage autograph and Layne's imprimatur on the back. Am insightful glimpse at one of baseball's finest wearing his finest and enjoying being Willie Mays every minute of his life. Condition is __.
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