Tuesday, October 5, 2010

1909 - 13 M101-2 Sporting News Supplements

These 8 x 10 supplements were given out as incentive when a $2 annual subscription was purchased. The supplements were issued on heavy stock and were mostly blank backed.

Personally, I love finds like this. It's not often where you find a large example of turn of the twentieth century photography on display. A vast majority of cards from this era were painted over photographs or cartoon drawings. I can always appreciate a fine specimen showing how people actually looked, instead of an artist's rendition.

Many of these supplements survive today, but it is rare to find them in pristine condition. A good number of these supplements have minor damage, due mostly to their size. These can be picked up on the cheap, if you are lucky. The older they get, the higher a price they tend to command.

The White Sox have six supplements out of one hundred.

8 - Ed Walsh
14 - Charles Comiskey
66 - C. Harris White
76 - James J. Callahan
80 - Frank "Ping" Bodie
95 - Ray Schalk

The one hundred supplements were issued between 1909 and 1913. These are a nice addition to any collection.

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