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1906-1907 Chicago Cubs and Detroit Postcard and Premium Collection (6)
Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $1,527.50
This collection of four postcards and two photographic prints commemorates both the 1906 and 1907 Chicago Cubs, and the 1907 Detroit Tigers. Each is a very high quality item relating to these early championship teams; several are particularly substantial and rare. 1) 1906 Chicago Cubs Team Photo Card. This photo (5.75 x 3.75 inches), which captures the team posing on field in their home white uniforms (including Tinker, Evers, and Chance), has the appearance of a real-photo postcard, but is blank backed. The photographer's name ("Fred H. Wagner") and copyright date ("1906") appear in the lower left corner. Ex. 2) 1907 Chicago Cubs Postcard. The real-photo light-blue tint postcard captures the club in a classic team pose, dressed in their home uniforms, including Tinker, Evers, and Chance. Lettered "The �Cubs' — Champions 1907 — National League" along the top. All of the players are identified in print along the bottom border. Never mailed. 5.5 x 3.5 inches. Vg. 3) Circa 1907 H. M. Taylor Detroit Tigers Cartoon Postcard. Titled "Hughie and His Tigers," the postcard pictures an illustration of manager Hughie Jennings riding a sled made of baseball bats being pulled by a Tiger. Produced by H. M. Taylor of Detroit. Never mailed. 5.5 x 3.5 inches. Vg-Ex, with light toning and a minor vertical crease. 4) 1907 Heimer Detroit Tigers Postcard. The real-photo postcard captures the Tigers, including Cobb, in a classic team pose, and each player is identified in print along the base. The copyright notice in the bottom right-hand corner credits the card to "Heimer." The reverse has been addressed and mailed, and bears a January 22, 1909, postmark. 5.5 x 3.5 inches. Vg-Ex. 5) 1907 Detroit Tigers Postcard. Stunning silverprint real-photo team postcard. The real-photo postcard features nearly the identical image as that on the previous "Heimer" postcard. It was obviously taken at the same photo shoot, with the players positioned slightly differently. Lettered "Detroit's" and "1907" in white along the base. Never mailed. 5.5 x 3.5 inches. Ex-Mt. 6) 1907 Detroit Tigers Team Premium. Produced on thin stock, this is obviously a premium (issuer unknown) and features a team photo identical to that used on the "Heimer" postcard. Each player is identified in print along the bottom border. 12 x 10 inches. Blank backed. Vg-Ex, with a diagonal crease in the lower left corner. Total: 6 items. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,527.50
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