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    1905 W601 Sporting Life Composite Photograph Portfolio with All 16 Teams. 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 includes the 1905 edition. Condition in our opinion rates an overall very-good. The front cover and the first four images feature a crease down the center, which does not impact subsequent images. The string binding is intact. Some minor paper loss is present. Players depicted include Wagner, Mathewson, Young, and many others. For complete team listing, please see our website.

    More Information: Includes: New York NL (McGraw, Mathewson, Bresnahan, McGinnity), Chicago NL (Brown, Tinker, Evers, Chance, Selee), Cincinnati (Kelley), Pittsburgh (Wagner, Clarke, Dreyfuss), St. Louis NL (Nichols), Brooklyn (Hanlon), Boston NL (Willis), Philadelphia NL (Duffy), Boston AL (Young, J. Collins), New York AL (Chesbro, Griffith, Keeler), Chicago AL (Walsh, Davis), Cleveland (Joss, Lajoie, Flick), Philadelphia AL (Bender, Plank, Waddell, Mack), St. Louis AL (Burkett, Wallace), Detroit (Barrow, Crawford), Washington, Buffalo- Eastern League, St. Paul- AA, Syracuse- NY League, Memphis- Southern League, Haverhill- New England League, Fort Wayne- Central League, Springfield- Triple I League, Macon- South Atlantic League.

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    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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