LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2018 –A Jim Brown 1957 Type I photo used for his iconic 1958 Topps rookie card will be auctioned by Huggins & Scott Auctions from July 27-August 9. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online.
Legendary Cleveland photographer Henry M. Barr photographed Jim Brown at the Cleveland Browns training camp at Hiram College in 1957. Barr’s picture was used for Brown’s 1958 Topps rookie card, which sold for $336,000.
The photo has Barr’s copyright stamp on the verso, “Henry M. Barr Studios, 600 N. Rocky River Dr. Berea, Ohio.” It comes with a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.
Contact-proofs have recently become popular with collectors. They have crystal-clear image quality and are the closest thing to the negative. Contact proofs were not developed for newswire services and newspapers on a tight deadline but utilized in studios and sports card companies such as Topps and Bowman. Last year Huggins & Scott sold Bob Olen’s 1965 Topps rookie photo of Joe Namath for $66,000.
Bidding on the Jim Brown contact-proof for his rookie card begins at $5,000. Additional information on the photo can be found at https://hugginsandscott.com/cgi-bin/showitem.pl?itemid=28531
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