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1907 Joe McGinnity "Winthrop Moving Picture Postcard Company" Flip Book

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $720

Produced as part of a series issued by the Winthrop Moving Picture Postcard Company, this extremely rare flip book allows the viewer to see Joe "Iron Man" McGinnity's pitching motion in action! The back cover of this flip book features a postcard design and it was actually intended to be addressed and sent by mail as a novelty souvenir postcard. This is one of a series of flip books that were produced by the Winthrop Moving Picture Postcard Company, and two additional baseball players are known to exist in the set (Christy Mathewson and Mordecai Brown). Also of special note, these Winthrop Moving Picture Postcard Company flip books represent the earliest-known moving pictures of any Major League players! Presumably additional non-baseball subjects were produced as well, though all are so rare that we have yet to see them. Copyright 1907. 2 1/4" x 4". This is one of only a few examples of this flip book we have ever seen. Each cover displays a horizontal crease along the top half (as a result of the book having been "flipped" in the manner intended), as well as a few other minor creases and general wear, including light foxing. A name and address are lightly written in pencil on the reverse, but the book was never mailed. In Good to Very Good condition overall. SOLD FOR $720

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