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Extremely Rare 1910 Photo Postcard of the 1871 Chicago White Sox Team - One of Two Known!

Lot Number 4

Quantity: Bid Starts: 11/02/2015 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 400.00  Bid Ends: 11/12/2015 23:31:32 
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To all Chicagoans, 1871 means the Great Fire and the myth of Mrs. O'Leary's cow. To Chicago baseball die-hards, 1871 means the debut of the Chicago White Stockings in the first year of the National Association—thus, the genesis of what would ultimately become the National League's Chicago Cubs. Later on, in 1910, shortly after the Cubs' World Series successes, New York printer John Fleming produced this postcard tribute with the dramatic caption, "THE FAMOUS CHICAGO WHITE STOCKING BASE BALL CLUB OF 1871 / As They Appeared in Their First Match After the Great Chicago Fire in Which Their Uniforms Were Destroyed." The extremely rare relic measures 5-1/4 x 4" and technically rates VG but displays nicer. This item has a reserve (estimated value $800 - 1,000).


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