Pair of Rare 1906 Chicago Cubs Postcards

Sold For: $600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1808

Item Year: 1906

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Pair of Chicago Cubs postcard dating from the club's historic 1906 season, in which they won a then-record 116 games, only to be upset in the World Series by their crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox. 1) Real-Photo postcard capturing the 1906 Cubs in a traditional team pose, including Tinker, Evers, Chance, and Brown. The photographer's credit and copyright date ("Copyright 1906 by Fred H. Wagner Chicago") appears in the lower-left corner. 6 x 4 inches. No writing on the reverse and never mailed. Ex, with a light horizontal crease in the upper-right quadrant. 2) Rare illustrated postcard featuring a bear cub holding a pennant reading "1906." The text below reads "And They Can Play Ball Some." The text and year, as well as the pole the bear cub is holding and the outline of the pennant are in the form of an applied gold glitter. "Copyright, 1906, by V. O. Hammon Pub Co., Chicago" is printed along the base. 3.5 x 5.5 inches. No writing on the reverse and never mailed. Vg, with a few moderate creases and light toning along the reverse and edges. Total: 2 postcards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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