Prewar baseball postcards are growing in popularity, likely because of the vivid images and sharp photography many boast. This rare issue, produced between 1909 and 1916 by the Max Stein company of Chicago, featured images of many types of subjects (actors, boxers, etc.) features 25 baseball images that are highly sought after by prewar baseball collectors.
Pictured are two Hall of Famers – Joe Tinker and John McGraw, both graded VG by SGC. Relatively unseen by grading companies (SGC has graded just 34 cards in total from this set, while PSA has only graded 6), the Tinker is the only copy that his been graded. A total of six McGraws have been graded.
We will also be offering a beautiful Ping Bodie (graded SGC 50, the only copy to have been graded by any company), and a Cubs Players card featuring Ward Miller, Wilbur Goode, Mike Mitchell, Bill Clymer, and Wildfire Schulte from 1913 (graded SGC 20 due to erased writing on the face of the postcard, but otherwise EX). None of the four have been postally used.
To give multiple prewar type collectors a shot at winning one of these rare postcards, we will be offering the four cards individually in our October auction.