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Difficult-to-locate copy of the 1906 NL champion Chicago Cubs team, as photographed by Fred H. Wagner of Chicago.  The Suhling & Koehn Company of Chicago, a publisher of regional postcards, baseball cards, and holiday cards between 1904 and 1912, produced individual team postcards of the Chicago Cubs and their crosstown rival White Sox, commemorating each team's 1906 season.  The two teams, each of which finished in first place during the regular season, squared off in the World Series, with the White Sox winning in six games.

This image, of the 1906 Champion Cubs, features the Hall of Fame infield of Tinker, Evers and Chance four years prior to being immortalized in the Franklin Pierce Adams poem "Baseball's Sad Lexicon."  Postally used (postmarked 1907 from Chicago), the card contains a handwritten note on the postcard face, perhaps a bold prediction of the Cubs' World Series victories in the 1907 and 1908 seasons: "These are ball players.  The real goods."

Graded POOR by SGC due largely to the aforementioned writing and postal use (but also beset by general wear), this is the only graded example of this card currently known.
Scarce 1907 Suhling & Koehn World Champion Cubs Team PostcardScarce 1907 Suhling & Koehn World Champion Cubs Team Postcard
Scarce 1907 Suhling & Koehn World Champion Cubs Team Postcard
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $354
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
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