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Circa 1912 E. C. Kropp Co. New York Giants Postcard with Christy Mathewson
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $830
Extremely attractive postcard featuring twenty-five members of the New York Giants team, including Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson, Rube Marquard, and John McGraw, and dating to spring training circa 1912. The postcard features the 25-man roster seated with numbers printed above or below each team-member corresponding to a complete roster of names below. Also included with the team is their child mascot. Issued by E. C. Kropp Co. of Milwaukee and bearing the copyright of Pach Bros. of New York. Presenting in overall Excellent condition with light wear to the corners, this postcard has been graded GOOD 30 by SGC due to erasure of a notation reading "15.00" on the reverse, which likely corresponded to the price of the card at an old postcard show (a common practice in the old days of collecting). Otherwise crisp and clean, both front and back. This is an outstanding postcard featuring one of the legendary teams of the era, the New York Giants, who were National League champions in 1911, 1912, and 1913. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $830
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