Lot # 185: 1907 F. C. Burke Detroit Tigers American League Champions Postcard with Ty Cobb - Postmarked During the World Series

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2018",
which ran from 4/13/2018 12:00 PM to
5/6/2018 12:00 PM

Scarce postcard capturing 16 members of the 1907 American League Champion Detroit Tigers in a classic team pose, including Ty Cob, Sam Crawford, manager Hughie Jennings, Davey Jones, Ed Killian, George Mullin, and Germany Schaefer. What makes this particular postcard so striking is the unique background design that features the superimposed image of a Tiger. This is the first example of this particular Detroit team postcard we have offered and we have seen fewer than five other examples. All of the players are identified in print along the white base. The name of the manufacturer, “F. P. Burke,” is printed on the reverse. The card has been addressed and mailed, with the postmark bearing the date “Oct 11 1907," which was the day Game 4 of the World Series was played at Detroit. (One can only assume that these postcards were sold at Detroit during the Series.) The card (5.5 x 3.5 inches) displays light foxing on both the front and reverse, minor creasing in the lower right corner, and moderate edge and corner wear. Graded FAIR 20 by SGC. This is a desirable Detroit Tigers souvenir dating from Cobb’s second full season and the first of three consecutive American League Championships for the club. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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