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Lefty Gomez Vintage-Signed Photo with His Wife June O’Dea and Their Pet Dog.

Lot 5. Lefty Gomez Vintage-Signed Photo with His Wife June O’Dea and Their Pet Dog. Gomez penned the entire inscription, personalized to “Krich and Paul,” on this undated photo, which likely is from the 1930s. He wrote: “Wishing You Every Happiness for All Time Always” and then signed “June & Lefty Gomez.” The inscription and signature, in vintage steel-tipped pen, are nm-m 8. “Paul” is PAUL KRICHELL, the Yankees’ long-time and highly successful chief scout, who was instrumental in signing Gomez. The 7.25” x 8.75” b&w photo is from Krichell’s estate. Technically vg with several vertical creases and tape in two corners, the photo is transformed to AWESOME by the image and Gomez’s inscription. An actress, O’Dea starred in “Of Thee I Sing” on Broadway and was in at least two movies in the early 1930s. She and Gomez were married in 1933, and she gave up her career in 1936. They separated in 1937-38, reconciled and remained married until his death in 1989. One of the greatest pitchers in New York Yankees’ history, Gomez won more than 20 games four times. He was 6-0 in five World Series. In 1933, he was the starting pitcher for the American League in the first All-Star Game. A notoriously poor hitter, he nevertheless hit a single to record the All-Star Game’s first RBI. He was also the winning pitcher. Gomez was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972. In addition to his pitching, he was famous for his quips. After baseball, he filled out an employment form for the sales department of a sporting goods company. The form asked “Why did you leave your last job?” Gomez wrote, “I couldn’t get anybody out.” Kevin Keating authenticated the autograph. So did JSA Authentication, which has provided an Auction Letter of Authenticity. At a discount, it may be exchanged for a full LoA. Winning Bid $75.    

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