Circa 1911 New York Giants and Philadelphia A's Large-Format "Accordion" Postcards

Sold For: $1,320

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1835

Item Year: 1911

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Pair of large-format novel "accordion" style postcards, one commemorating the New York Giants and the other the Philadelphia Athletics, most likely issued during the 1911 World Series. Each postcard, published by the Berger Postal Card Company of New York, is similar in design and features a game-in-progress photo on the cover, along with an inset of each club's manager (John McGraw and Connie Mack). The postcards open to reveal photos of eighteen team members, which are stacked upon each other "accordion" style on nine separate panels (two photos to a panel). Included among the players featured for each club are Mathewson, Marquard, McGraw, Merkle, Doyle, Wiltse, Snodgrass, and Devlin for New York, and Plank, Bender, Collins, Baker, Barry, McInnis, Strunk, and Davis for Philadelphia. Neither postcard has been addressed or mailed. There is a clean break to one of the interior panel folds on the A's postcard, while the Giants interior panels display conservation/restoration to a few tears along the fold lines. Aside from those minor condition anomalies, both postcards are in Excellent condition overall. 6.5 x 5.25 inches (closed). 44 x 6 inches (fully opened). Total: 2 postcards. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+.

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