Phil Rizzuto Signed Original Snapshot Photo, circa 1940's Rookie Era. Type 1 PSA
Phil Rizzuto has boldly penned his iconic signature in bold blue ink on this Type 1 original snapshot. The small photograph captures Rizzuto in his Yankee pinstripes, something collectors always look for in a Type 1 photograph. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Phil Rizzuto is one of the most beloved New York athletes to ever live. From his scrappy, Hall of Fame playing days to his legendary career as a the eccentric yet charming broadcaster, Rizzuto is the epitome of a New York legend!
Photo Measures 2 7/8" x 4 3/4"
A Type 1 photo is a first generation photograph, developed from the original negative during the period. They are the most desirable and valuable of the four photograph types because of their clarity, vintage, and originality.
In a world where cards and autographs have dominated the hobby, vintage photography is an emerging genre of sports collecting that will continue to rise. These original photographs are extremely scarce with only a handful known – in many cases one of a kind! Serious collectors consider them true artifacts, as opposed to cards and other memorabilia that were mass produced for commercial sale and advertising.