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    1909 Barr-Farnham Walter Johnson Real Photo Postcard. The Washington Senators were featured on a series of now extremely rare real photo postcards produced by Barr-Farnham Post Card Company in 1909. For a century, known examples have blank backs and were thought to have been made solely for a specially designed album that was presented to the players and never saw public distribution. The caption reads, "Copyright 1909 By Barr-Farnham P.P.C. Co."

    Our offered Barr-Farnham real-photo postcard not only features a full-figure portrait of a young and not quite yet pitching legend - Walter Johnson. Other images have players in uniform while Johnson is looking quite dapper in his suit, tie and derby. More importantly, the back has what is currently the only known example - Johnson or any other player - with Post Card 2-sided format reverse. Some will bemoan the fact the card has clipped corners, creases, soiling, missing corners and a piece tapped back in place. Measures 3-1/2" x 5-7/16." The condition is not ideal but as a post card, this example is possibly unique. Even with a blank back there are probably a mere handful known to have survived. Not a single item exists on the PSA or SGC census reports. NOTE: Attempts to have this card slabbed have been unsuccessful.


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