10 Early 1900s Baseball Postcards Featuring Local and Military Teams – and Humor.
Lot 122. 10 Early 1900s Baseball Postcards Featuring Local and Military Teams – and Humor. Black & white postcards: 1. Young player catching a ball. The card promotes “The Evening Wisconsin.” 2. Humorous card, six boys with baseball equipment hidden behind their backs ask a mother: “Please, Mrs. Smith, can Johnny come with us to Sunday School?” Postmarked, apparently 1938. Color postcards; all show games in progress, and almost all are pre-linen: 3. Wayne Field Base Ball Park, Toledo, Ohio, from the Progressive News Co. of Toledo. Postmarked. 4. The National American Game “Baseball” in Jackson Park, Chicago, from Koelling & Klapenbach of Chicago. 5. Base Ball Game, York Beach, Me., postmarked in 1912. 6. Vista Alegre Club, Cuba, from the E. C. Kropp Co. of Milwaukee. These three pre-linen cards show baseball action related to the military: 7. Baseball – The Army Game, with the YMCA logo. 8-9. Base Ball Diamond, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. (2 the same) from Majestic. Also: 10. A “Casey at Bat” humorous postcard, likely 1950s-60s, showing a coin-operated device at the Fort Worth Zoo and a baseball-playing chicken! These postcards average vg-ex. Three of them are postmarked with messages on the back. Winning Bid $45.