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    1908 Chicago Cubs vs. New York Giants Panoramic Photograph. Clearly one of the most exceptional panoramas to reach the auction block in recent memory, this view from the upper stands directly behind home plate of Chicago's West Side Park was captured less than a month before an event known forever afterwards as "Merkle's Boner" linked these two 1908 squads in eternity. Words couldn't possibly convey the profundity of the Dead Ball details visible upon close inspection, from the archaic batting stance of the Giant at the plate, to the white-shirted fans who sit on the field of play along the outfield wall, to the bridges and buildings stretching to the horizon beyond the ballpark. The sepia image stretches the tape measure to 11.5x28", with the original wood frame carrying final dimensions to 17x34". Short of barely visible water staining that is entirely confined to the pale sky above the first baseline grandstands, the image presents as an incredible NRMT. Text along the lower border reads, "National League Park Chicago, Giants vs. Cubs, August 30, 1908" and "Copyright 1908 by The Geo. R. Lawrence Co., 274 Wabash Ave., Chicago 2." We would strongly suggest those viewing this image in our printed catalog to consult this lot at our website, where the incredible composition will be better conveyed through the larger images available. It will take your breath away.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
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