Lot # 141: c.1911 Chicago White Sox At Royal Gorge Oversize Postcard - SGC VG 3

Category: 1900-1948

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter, 2023 Set Builder Auction",
which ran from 1/28/2023 12:00 AM to
2/11/2023 9:00 PM



Tremendous oversized (6/12" x 5 1/2") postcard depicting the Chicago White Sox posed with women and children in front of a rail car at Hanging Bridge in the Royal Gorge Colorado. The Hanging Bridge was built in 1878 and the White Sox photo op is well documented as having taken place in 1910 while the team was on its way to spring training in San Francisco. Much of the team is depicted in the photo and owner Charles Comiskey can be seen in the background immediately in front of the rail car, large gray top hat on his head. Hall of Famer Hugh Duffy appears just to the right of the player standing tall in the back right. An entire thread about this postcard exists on the Network 54 forum complete with research into the event where the various players in the photo are identified. The postcard has been graded VG 40 by SGC due to light wear. Postally unused, a magnificent piece of history.

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