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1909 World Series Opening Game Panoramic Photograph Supplement Display with Cobb & Wagner

Lot Number 776

Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/16/2011 12:00:00 
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Description

With historic Forbes Field filled to capacity, the raw emotion and spectacle of the 1909 World Series is chronicled with the offered “Opening Game” photographic supplement, produced for The Index by R.W. Johnson of Pittsburgh. The 1909 Fall Classic was the only occasion that Cobb and Wagner crossed paths on the diamond. Having been bested over the seven game series, a frustrated Cobb purportedly uttered, "That (expletive) Dutchman is the only man in the game I can't scare." This century-old collectible measures 41x16 was carefully adhered to a piece of sturdy cardboard and proudly displayed in a barroom for over four decades. Perimeter water/smoke discoloration, fraying, and minimal contusions do not adversely impact the image. Additionally, multiple surface wrinkles and mild creasing are well concealed against the team lineups, game action and Pittsburgh skyline. The three compacting folds display moderate stress but are not separated. Key pictured personnel include Tigers: Cobb, Crawford, Jennings, Navin; Pirates: Clarke, Dreyfuss and Wagner. Although adhered to cardboard, the melding of original supplement and sturdy backing allows for easier and more prominent display.

 
 
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