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Lot # 742 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Women Baseball Players Postcard Collection (30)

Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $1,528

Collection of thirty real-photo postcards, each dedicated, either directly or indirectly, to women playing baseball. What is especially interesting to note is the fact that nearly everyone of these postcards predates the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943. The vast majority date between the years 1900 and 1930 and picture women either playing ball or posing in uniform. There are no shortage of various "Bloomer Girl" clubs pictured here as well as four postcards picturing individual members of the "All-American Ladies Base Ball Club." Also included are two photos similar in size and style, but which do not feature postcard backs. This is a historic look back in time to the dawn of women in baseball, a period for which little documentation exists save for photographs such as these. Collections like this are always fun to research and we would not be surprised to find that this grouping ultimately yields one or two hidden "gems." Four of the postcards have been inscribed and mailed. The majority of the cards display normal handling wear commensurate with their age and former use. In Very Good condition overall, with six grading lesser. From the Ron Menchine Collection. Total: 30 postcards. Reserve $100. Estimate $200+. SOLD FOR $1,528

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