1910 Philadelphia Athletics Photographic Composite Display

Sold For: $600

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1547

Item Year: 1910

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Photographic composite featuring President Taft and twenty-three members of the 1910 World Champion Philadelphia Athletics. The large central image pictures President Taft seated in the grandstand watching a ball game and includes a small circular inset of A's manager Connie Mack at the base. Surrounding the central photo are portraits of twenty-two A's players, all of whom are identified in print below their respective image, including Eddie Collins, Chief Bender, Eddie Plank, and Frank Baker. Titled "The Athletic Base Ball Team/Winners of the American League Pennant of 1910" in black lettering along the top of the original mount. The lettering along the base of the mount identifies President Taft and his companions, and also describes the occasion of their joy: "Secret Service Officer - Pres. Taft - Capt. Butt - Sec'y Knox - Pres. Hadley of Yale - C. P. Taft/'Tremendous enthusiasm when Eddie Collins knocks a slashing three bagger to the right field fence winning the game." Based upon the title, this piece was produced after the club won the pennant, but prior to its winning the World Series. The piece (14 x 13.5 inches; visible dimensions) displays damage to the peripheral areas of the mount, the nature and extent of which is now hidden by the matting. That aside, all of the visible portions of the piece remain in apparent Excellent to Mint condition. This is both a scare and extremely attractive photographic souvenir commemorating the Philadelphia A's 1910 World Championship season. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+.

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