5 Early 1900s Real-Photo Postcards, Each with a Baseball Theme.
Lot 238. 5 Early 1900s Real-Photo Postcards, Each with a Baseball Theme. All but one of these postcards were never mailed. Four have sepia photos; one is b&w. Most have some identifying information on the back. The first postcard shows “our family reunion 1913.” At the right in the photo, several men play baseball, next to a group of musicians, as a large number of people watch from the porch and lawn. Vg-ex. The postally used postcard, cancelled on July 30, 1909, features a man with a top hat batting and a catcher behind him waiting for the pitch. G-vg. In the b&w postcard, two men wearing baseball uniforms stand next to two horses. “From Robert Leonhardt Feb. 26, 1911. Robert & Albert” is written on the back in pencil. Vg+ to ex. A game is in progress in the fourth postcard. The batter has completed his swing. The catcher is behind him, and onlookers are in the background. Ex+. The final postcard has 10 individuals, some in uniform, posed on the front. “Field Day. Sept. 12, 1908” is on the back and possibly “Engravers Base Ball Team.” The names of the players are provided. Ex. Winning Bid $50.