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1909 Evolution of Chance's Champion Chicago Cubs Booklet

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $2,610.00

The Evolution of Chance's Champion Chicago Cubs souvenir book is one of the era's rarest and most striking for display publications. This publication, which measures 10 x 6.75 inches, provides a short history of the Chicago Cubs baseball organization, focusing on the first decade of the twentieth century, which included three championship seasons for the Cubs. The cover pictures Chicago player-manager Frank Chance. The thirty-four interior pages feature numerous photos of West Side Park and the team's office rooms, as well as a two-page foldout team panorama of the 1907 Cubs, and two two-page foldout panoramas of "National League Park Chicago, Giants vs. Cubs, August 30, 1908. There has been some very well executed restoration, including to the spine and interior foldout, and pages two and three were reattached out of sequential order, but overall the publication has a Very Good to Excellent appearance. This is only the second example of this rare publication that we have ever seen; the first one we sold years ago had very similar restoration. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $2,610.00

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