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NEW YORK — A 1911 “Shoeless” Joe Jackson autographed photograph by Frank W. Smith marketed for $1.47 million, the most ever paid for a signed sports photograph.
The photo was offered by Christie’s and Hunt Auctions in New York in the auction More Innings: A Non-public Selection of Critical Baseball Memorabilia.
The 246-great deal auction also showcased a Babe Ruth expert model baseball bat with 8 household operate notches that bought for $1.05 million, a 1925 Lou Gehrig autographed rookie show postcard that went for $687,500 and a 1952 Joe DiMaggio autographed handwritten letter to Marilyn Monroe that fetched $525,000.