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Circa 1908 Chicago White Sox "Our Home Team" Fold-Out Postcard

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,080

Presented is a rare circa 1908 Chicago White Sox "Our Home Team" fold-out novelty postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches). The front of the postcard features a photo of a game in progress, above which is a flap that reads “Our Home Team.” Housed under the flap, in a folded "accordion" format, are fourteen black-and-white photo panels (2 x 2.25 inches) picturing members of the Chicago White Sox, including Hall of Famer Ed Walsh. This is one of five different teams in the “Our Home Team” postcard series. The postcard has been written on, addressed, and mailed (postmarked “1908”) and is stamped on the reverse "Postage Due 2 Cents." A second stamp was added to the front flap (the Post Office was clearly insistent on collecting the postage due!). The photo panels are in Near Mint condition. In addition to the writing and postmarking, the postcard would technically grade very modestly as light creasing is evident in the corners and from the reverse. All of these "Our Home Team" accordion postcards are quite rare. Collecting the series is extremely challenging. (Even though there are only five different team known, we're not sure we've ever seen a set assembled!) An outstanding example from this rare and unusual baseball postcard series. SOLD FOR $1,080

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