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1910-1915 Baseball Real Photo Postcard Lot of (5) with Athletics, Giants, Red Sox & White Sox

Lot Number 643

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Get a period glimpse of Major League Baseball from more than a hundred years ago, with this 1910-1915 real photo postcard lot of (5). These antique treasures represent some of the top teams of the era, including the 1911 champion Athletics and the 1916 champion Red Sox. Remarkably well preserved given their ancient age, these "Dead Ball" era souvenirs take the field in sturdy state, with only light to moderate corner wear preventing higher grades.

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1910 Philadelphia Athletics stadium scene (VG) captioned on the front at top "The Bleachers" Shibe Park, Philadelphia" and postmarked "5/29/1910" on the back from the Athletics first World Series championship season

1910 Chicago White Sox team photo around a train (VG-EX+), unused and captioned on the front at top "7421, Chicago White Sox in The Royal Gorge, Colo.", from a known 1910 White Sox barnstorming tour during Joe Jackson's first season with the team

1911 New York Giants stadium scene (VG-EX) captioned on the front at top "Polo Grounds, New York", postmarked "4/27/1911" on the back from a Giants National League pennant winning season

1914 Philadelphia Athletics game in progress scene (VG+) captioned on the front at top "Shibe Park Baseball Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.", postmarked "10/14/1914" on the back from an Athletics American League pennant winning season

1915 Boston Red Sox manager with presentation car street scene (VG) captioned on the front at bottom "Bill Carrigan and His Auto Presented by Friends After the World Series.", postmarked "11/?/1915" on the back. The postmark is partial and the day of the month is undetermined with only a single digit curve visible. It's possible this postcard was issued following the 1916 World Series, but to our eyes the last digit of the date is more consistent with a "5" rather than a "6"

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