December 9th, 2009 Holiday Auction (#26)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/9/2009.
Eddie Tolan was nicknamed the "Midnight Express" and was a sprinter. He set world records in the 100-yard dash and 100-meter event and Olympic records in the 100-meter and 200-meter events. He was the first African-American to receive the title of the "world's fastest human" after winning gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter events at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In his full career as a sprinter, Tolan won 300 races and lost only 7. This black and white photo of Eddie Tolan is signed in black ink “To Joe Fisher with Best Wishes Eddie Tolan” rating a 7-8. The photo shows some creasing and has a large tear from the left up to the middle. On back is “October 29 1934” written in pencil. It is accompanied by a LOA from JSA.
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Minimum Bid: $100
Price Realized: $120
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.
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