(3) Turn of the Century Postcards with Ty Cobb and Orioles 
Lot Number 831
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/17/2008 10:00:00 
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Assembled is a trio of turn-of-the-century postcards that is led by a 1907 H.M Taylor Detroit Tigers (with a youthful Ty Cobb) and a possible minor league Orioles example. Included are 1.) 1907 H.M. Taylor Detroit Tigers postcard that is postmarked from Detroit just two days after the hometown Tigers lost the World Series. The writer laments on the front, "What care the Tigers for the championship-they won the pennant. Just a little hard luck for the boys, that's all". Prominently depicted are a young Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford and Hughie Jennings. The addressed card is crease-free and has negligible wear on the corners, while the postmark slightly protrudes through the front; 2.) early 1900s Orioles sepia-toned postcard. After extensive research, we were unable to pinpoint the players or location found on this card. The Cyko postage mark dates this ephemeron to the 1908-1912 period. The postcard is unused and reveals moderate to extensive creasing on the front and soiling throughout. The team-name Orioles is pronounced on the uniform, making this piece an interesting proposition; 3.) early 1900s postcard for pugilist Charlie Baum. This unused crease-free postcard is relatively high-grade with minimal corner touches. On the reverse the boxer's management is confirmed in fine steel-tip fountain pen with the declaration “Charlie Baum, Baltimore’s Hard Punching Welterweight”. A fine trio of postcards with undeniable upside. 
 
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