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Rare 1913 Honolulu Johnny Williams Original News-Service Photo - Type I - First Hawaiian Major Leaguer

Lot Number 549

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Long before statehood, back when the Hawaiian islands were still a kingdom, "Honolulu Johnny" Williams made history as the first Hawaii-born major leaguer. Here the trailblazer poses with the PCL's Sacramento Sacts during his 1913 banner campaign (when he racked up a 17-7 record and 2.03 ERA), before debuting with the Detroit Tigers in 1914. Just the second Honolulu Johnny original photo to reach auction, this significant 7x10 example features an N.E.A. stamping along with date stamps of "NOV 7 1913" and later "OCT 19 1923." Typical newsroom usage in the form of crop marks, editorial highlighting and peripheral handling wear.

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