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Early 1900s Chicago Cubs and White Sox Memorabilia Collection (10)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $823
This collection of early Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox memorabilia is comprised of a program, eight postcards, and 1913 Frank Chance Day pin. 1) 1907 Grignon Chicago Cubs postcard "This is a Cinch." This is one in a series of sixteen postcards issued by G. F. Grignon in 1907. A portrait image of pitcher Jack Taylor is featured on the front and the Cubs' home schedule is printed on the reverse. Addressed and postmarked September 1, 1908. Addressed and mailed. Without reference to the address on reverse and message on front, is Vg. 2-3) Two circa 1908 real-photo postcards capturing pre-game action at the Chicago's West Side Park (Cubs). Both cards have not been mailed and are in Excellent condition overall. These are very unusual high-quality real-photo postcard rarities. 4-6) Three identical colorized postcards capturing action at Chicago's South Side Park (White Sox). All three are unmailed. Two display a few small creases and are in Very Good condition; the other is in Excellent condition. 7) Circa 1909 colorized postcard of pre-game action at Chicago's West Side Park (Cubs). Mailed; postmarked September 30, 1909. Vg with a minor crease. 8) 1909 colorized postcard capturing game action at Chicago's West Side Park (Cubs). Copyrighted in 1909 by noted baseball photographer George R. Lawrence, as noted in print in the bottom left corner. Mailed; postmarked June 13, 1911. Vg with minor border crease. 9) 1910 Chicago Cubs (vs. Brooklyn) scorecard. The forty-page program features a portrait image of player/manager Frank Chance on the cover. The preprinted lineups include Tinker, Evers, and Chance for Chicago, and Daubert and Wheat for Brooklyn. Not scored; in Very Good to Excellent condition with a light vertical fold and a few minor creases. 10) 1913 Frank Chance Day pin. This pin was issued to fans attending Frank Chance Day at Comiskey Park on May 17, 1913. Chance, who was a longtime star with the Cubs and one of the most beloved players in Chicago history, was manager of the Yankees in 1913. In honor of his return to Chicago, the White Sox declared May 17th as Frank Chance Day. The pin (one inch in diameter) has foxing which makes this a low-grade example, and displays oxidation on the reverse, but is still an attractive example of a significant and rare early baseball celluloid. Gd. Total: 10 items. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $823
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