10 Pittsburgh Pirates 8” x 10” Photos with 2 Autographs – ElRoy Face and Cal Abrams.
Lot 223. 10 Pittsburgh Pirates 8” x 10” Photos with 2 Autographs – ElRoy Face and Cal Abrams. This collection contains a mix of color, black & white and sepia photos. Face, one of the better relief pitchers not in the Hall of Fame, autographed a color photo. His signature is gem mint 10. An All-Star in three seasons, Face led the N.L. in saves three times and posted an 18-1 record in 1959. He saved three games for Pittsburgh in the 1960 World Series. Abrams’ personalized autograph is gem mint 10 on a sepia photo. An outfielder for the Pirates in 1953 and 1954, he died in 1997. Subjects of the unsigned photos, all with different poses, are Roberto Clemente (2), one color and one b&w; Ralph Kiner, sepia; Willie Stargell (2), both color; Clemente with Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, b&w; the 1893 Pirates team, including HoFers Jake Beckley and Connie Mack, b&w; and an unidentified early 1900s Pirates team, b&w. The photos are nm to nm-m. Winning Bid $35.