Love of the Game Opening Day, 2013 Auction
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Despite finishing just fifth in the American League, the 1905 Cleveland Indians featured an outstanding roster that included Hall of Famers Elmer Flick, Addie Joss, and Nap Lajoie, along with stars Earl Moore and Bill Bradley.  Fans that season were treated to an 18-card postcard set featuring portrait photographs of individual members of the team.  In addition to the individual postcards, the manufacturer made available this composite photo, featuring 20 members of the team - the 18 players included in the set plus two additional.

Several of the images on the postcard are identical to the portrait illustrations in the T206 set (including Joss and Lajoie) and the Colgans Chips set (including Flick).  Lajoie appears in an oversized, rectangular portrait in the middle of the card, with oval inset images of his teammates surrounding him and ornate, decorative designs in-between the images.

Postcards from this set are particularly rare today.  Just ten examples have been graded from the set, including only five examples of this postcard.  These are simply not seen that often.  The card, graded POOR 10 by SGC displays postal use along with general wear and some white stains - perhaps paint or White Out - to the right of the card.  The photos of Lajoie and Joss are unaffected by the wear.  

A very rare postcard featuring one of the greatest players of all time.

Population Data
SGC Population: 4 total graded, 2 at this level, 2 higher
PSA Population: 1 total graded, 0 at this level, 1 higher
Rare 1905 Souveneir Post Card Shop Cleveland Indians w/Nap Lajoie - SGC POOR 10Rare 1905 Souveneir Post Card Shop Cleveland Indians w/Nap Lajoie - SGC POOR 10Rare 1905 Souveneir Post Card Shop Cleveland Indians w/Nap Lajoie - SGC POOR 10
Rare 1905 Souveneir Post Card Shop Cleveland Indians w/Nap Lajoie - SGC POOR 10
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $443
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
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