Lot # 146: Circa 1908 Detroit Tigers "Our Home Team" Fold-Out Postcard

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2020",
which ran from 4/3/2020 3:00 PM to
4/19/2020 6:00 PM

Circa 1908 Detroit Tigers "Our Home Team" fold-out novelty postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches) produced by the Art Post Card Co. of Detroit, Michigan. The front of the postcard features a photo of a game in progress, above which is a flap that reads “Our Home Team.” Housed under the flap, in a folded accordion format, are fourteen black-and-white photo panels (2 x 2.25 inches) picturing members of the Detroit Tigers, including manager Hughie Jennings, Ty Cobb (together with Red Downs), Sam Crawford, Bill Donovan, and Ed Summers (with Ian Thomas). This is one of five different teams in the “Our Home Team” postcard series, all of which are extremely scarce. The Detroit Tigers example is particularly desirable as it includes Cobb. Collecting the series is extremely challenging. (Even though there are only five different teams known, we're not sure we've ever seen a set assembled!) The postcard (3.5 x 5.5 inches), which has been addressed and mailed (postmarked twice: “Detroit Oct 21 1909” and Detroit Oct 25"), displays a small tear on the photo of a game in progress, small abrasions, light creasing and minor staining to both the card and the interior photos. The flap that reads "Our Home Team" is detached, but present. In Good condition overall. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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