Antique Jim Thorpe Signed Photo to his 1925 NY Football Giants Teammate Carlisle
Antique Jim Thorpe Signed Photograph, which Jim gave to his 1925 NY Football Giants Teammate Heinie Benkert. Henry "Heinie" Benkert was a graduate of Rutgers University, and was a member of the first New York Giants football team in 1925, and played the next year with the Pottsville Maroons in 1926. At the time of the autograph, Jim was down on his luck, and working as a security guard at a Ford plant in Michigan. Given his personal issues, his message to Benkert was all the more poignant, as it reads: To Henry Paul, Keep your chin up when things go wrong, With very best wishes, Jim Thorpe. The photograph is mounted to a board which 6.5 by 8 inches, while the photo itself measures 3.5 by 5 inches. Benkert was a lifelong friend of Jim Thorpe, and was his roommate after their playing days. The piece comes with a letter on my letterhead attesting to provenance of the piece, as well a letter from Heinie Benkert's grandson. A great piece of early football history. Thanks for viewing this AntiqueSportsShop offering.
The item "Antique Jim Thorpe Signed Photo to his 1925 NY Football Giants Teammate Carlisle" is in sale since Thursday, June 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Football-NFL\Photos". The seller is "vintagepigskin" and is located in Media, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Product: Photo
- Player: jim thorpe
- Sport: Football-NFL
- Original/Reprint: Original