Vintage official color glossy 8 x 10 red-numbered NASA photo of Lovell posing with a model of a Saturn rocket, signed and inscribed in black felt tip to Apollo 13 CMP Jack Swigert, "To 'Col.' Jack Swigert, You have the ball—Lots of luck on Shuttle—and thanks for helping get Odyssey home, Jim.” Reverse bears "A Kodak Paper" watermarks. In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to upper left corner. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Swigert’s sister, Virginia, in part: “I certify that this Jim Lovell 8″ x 10″ Signed Photo—Inscribed to Fellow Apollo 13 Astronaut Jack Swigert—is from Jack Swigert's personal collection.” Three days before launch, Swigert became the command module pilot for the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission when he replaced original CMP Ken Mattingly. A fantastic photo with great associative content concerning NASA’s most courageous rescue mission.
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