Heath Ledger died in January of 2008, just a few months after wrapping filming on this movie in November of 2007, and before virtually any promotional material had been released. The only available image for him to sign publicly was this teaser shot, released in May of 2007 while they were still filming. Because his portrayal of the character is so iconic and beloved, forgeries of him on Joker photos are rampant making a real example like this exceptionally rare and a true grail for any fan of the Dark Knight.
This image was acquired by Levi Daly, the best NYC in-person grapher from the late 1990s through 2015, and the handler for Radioman. It's in EX / NM condition and comes with our full SWAU Letter of Authenticity.