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    1908 "Our Home Team" Chicago Cubs Accordion Postcard. Shall we love this piece more because of its scarcity and remarkable design, or because it represents the last Chicago Cubs team to bring home the World Championship? We see it as a toss-up, because frankly this piece is only slightly less rare than a Cubs Series victory, and it's a marvel of engineering to boot. Only five teams from this series are known to exist--both Chicago teams, both St. Louis teams, and the Detroit Tigers. Here we present the most desirable of the five, again due to its representation of the last Cubs Champions. The standard vintage baseball equipment and game image that appears on all five teams' cards fills the background, with the flap reading "Our Home Team" opening to reveal a hinged ribbon of paper picturing sixteen members of the historic squad, notably Tinker, Evers, Chance and Mordecai "Three Fingers" Brown. A schedule of home games rises between the player images and the top flap. The design of the postcard necessitates bending it at center to free the folded ribbon of player images from the cardboard ridge that holds it in place, and as such there is a heavy crease here. Wear at the edges and corner rounding is also to be expected for this ancient rarity. A penned message fills the back of the postcard, with a 1908 Chicago postmark evident. The ribbon of player images, however, measuring 2x16" when fully extended, is essentially NRMT.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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