Real-photo postcard capturing 20 members of the 1907 American League Champion Detroit Tigers in a classic team pose, including Ty Cobb, manager Hughie Jennings, Sam Crawford, George Mullin, and Germany Schaefer. The white-letter caption along the base reads “Detroit’s 1907.” 1907 marked the first of Detroit’s three consecutive American League Championship seasons, all of which ultimately ended with a World Series loss. The original owner of this card was supremely optimistic of Detroit's chances in 1907, because he has written the following notation in black ink along the right border: "World's Champions 1907 just keep your eye on Donovan." The original owner has also written a number on each player in black ink, with the number corresponding to a printed pencil identification on the reverse. Addressed and mailed, with the postmark dated "Sep 20 1907." The postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches) displays a few light creases throughout. Encapsulated and graded POOR 10 by SGC. Despite the flaws, the photo offers outstanding clarity and contrast, and the card presents at a much higher level than suggested by its technically accurate grade (much of the grade is predicated upon the writing on the front and reverse).
Reserve $200. Estimate (open).