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Circa 1908 Detroit Tigers "Our Home Team" Fold-Out Postcard
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $540
Circa 1908 Detroit Tigers "Our Home Team" fold-out novelty postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches) produced by the Art Post Card Co. of Detroit, Michigan. 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 Detroit Tigers, including manager Hughie Jennings, Ty Cobb (together with Red Downs), Sam Crawford, Bill Donovan, and Ed Summers (with Ian Thomas). This is one of five different teams in the “Our Home Team” postcard series, all of which are extremely scarce. The Detroit Tigers example is particularly desirable as it includes Cobb. Collecting the series is extremely challenging. (Even though there are only five different teams known, we're not sure we've ever seen a set assembled!) The postcard (3.5 x 5.5 inches) has been mailed (postmarked “Detroit Jun 2 1909”) and displays a small horizontal edge tear and light border wear. The flap that reads "Our Home Team" is detached, but present. The fragile photo panels remain in Near Mint condition. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $540
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