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Circa 1908 "Our Home Team" Fold-Out Postcard Collection (3): Cubs, Tigers, and White Sox
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,800
Presented is a trio of rare circa 1908 "Our Home Team" fold-out novelty postcards (5.5 x 3.5 inches) featuring the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers, respectively. These postcards have always been among the most desirable classics in the world of rare baseball-postcard collecting. A total of five different teams comprise the “Our Home Team” postcard series. A collection of three different as offered here is extraordinary, and a tremendous foundation for the assembly of a complete set (which we know is possible to assemble though we must admit we have never personally seen one). The front of each postcard from this series 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 respective team. The Cubs team is highlighted by Hall of Famers Tinker, Evers, and Chance; the White Sox team includes Hall of Famer Ed Walsh; and the Tigers team includes Cobb, Crawford, and Jennings. Each postcard bears writing on the reverse (from use, as intended), with the two Chicago team postcards having been mailed and canceled. The Cubs postcard has a small line of writing along the front bottom border. A few light creases are evident in the corners. The photo panels are in Near Mint condition. All of these "Our Home Team" accordion postcards are quite rare. An outstanding collection of three from this rare and unusual baseball postcard series, missing only the two St. Louis teams for completion of the entire set. Total 3 fold-out postcards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,800
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