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Auction Icon OBESE BASEBALL PLAYERS REAL PHOTO POSTCARD PAIR.

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Winning Bid: $459.20 (includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
Bids: 9
Bidding Ended: March 21, 2012 at 3:31 AM EST
Auction: Auction #205 - Part I
Item numbers 1 through 1426 in auction 205.

Item Description

Each is approx. 3.5x5.5". First is dated June 30, 1908 on reverse showing "World's Largest Ball Player. Member Of Citizens Baseball Team Weight 450lbs. Emporium, Pa." Several different in this series by Weiman. This one shows player in uniform holding bat at home plate. Second postcard is c. 1910 showing ten member team in "Fat Mens Amusement Co." uniform on field with crowd in bkg. Mostly obese men as well as one little person. First card is by Velox, second is by Cyko. Both are postally unused but have been written on in pencil on reverse. Trace of lt. dust soil. Both VF. Unusual pair. From the Richard Merkin Collection and comes with Hake's COA. (G/H - $100 to $400)

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