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    1904 & 1908 W601 Sporting Life Composite Photograph Portfolios. John Esch Collection. From 1902 to 1911, the national sports publication Sporting Life issued a series of portfolios that featured team composite photographs of all 16 Major League teams, as well as some minor league teams. The folios measure 13" x 14" and feature paper covers which are bound by string. This lot features two editions of the portfolios (1904 and 1908) which have been bound into a leather book. The images and covers have been removed from their original binding and trimmed to 12" x 14." This grouping, at one time, was part of the Barry Halper Collection. Players featured include all of the greats of the era, such as Wagner, Cobb, and Mathewson. For additional information, please see our website.

    More Information: 1904 includes: Cover, Pittsburgh (Wagner, Clarke), New York NL (Bresnahan, Mathewson, McGinnity), Chicago NL (Tinker, Evers, Chance, Selee), Cincinnati (Kelley), Brooklyn (Hanlon), Boston NL (Willis), Philadelphia NL, St. Louis NL, Boston AL (Young, Collins), Philadelphia AL (Plank, Bender, Waddell, Mack), Cleveland (Flick, Joss, Lajoie), New York AL (Keeler, Chesbro, Griffith), Detroit (Crawford), St. Louis AL (Burkett, Wallace), Chicago AL, Washington (Delahanty), St. Paul- AA (Huggins), Jersey City- Eastern League, Lowell- New England League, Fort Wayne- Central League, Holyoke- Connecticut League, Memphis- Southern League, Sedalia- Missouri Valley League, Los Angeles- PCL, Schenectady- NY State League.

    1908 includes: Cover, Chicago NL (Brown, Tinker, Evers, Chance), Pittsburgh (Wagner, Clarke, Willis), Philadelphia NL, New York NL (Mathewson, McGinnity, Bresnahan, McGraw), Brooklyn, Cincinnati (Huggins, Hanlon), Boston NL, St. Louis NL, Detroit (Cobb, Jennings, Crawford), Philadelphia AL (Plank, Bender, Waddell, J. Collins, E. Collins), Chicago AL (Walsh, Davis), Cleveland (Joss, Flick, Lajoie), New York AL (Chesbro, Keeler), St. Louis AL (Wallace), Boston AL (Young), Washington, Toronto- Eastern League, Columbus- AA,Williamsport- Tri-State League, Albany- NY State League, Holyoke- Connecticut League, Atlanta- Southern League, Norfolk- Virginia League.

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    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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