Back Lot Number: 815  

Lot 815
Description: Scarce Chicago American Giants Negro League real photographic postcard c.1914-17. Exceedingly rare original sepia tone real photographic postcard picturing the Chicago American Giants Negro League baseball team posed in full uniform in an outdoor setting. The Giants dominated the Negro Leagues during the 1910-30s era capturing numerous league championships. They also held the designation of being the longest continuous franchise in the history of organized African American baseball. Players are pictured in two rows seated and standing to include Negro League pioneer and Hall of Fame member Rube Foster (seated in suit, first row). Foster is universally recognized as the "father" of Negro League baseball having served as a player, manager, league official, and ambassador for African American baseball in general. Other players pictured on the team include legendary batsman John Henry "Pop" Lloyd (considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history), Bruce Petway, and Bingo DeMoss. Image quality is outstanding with a minute corner ding at the top left. Reverse is postally unused and free of any mentionable defects: EX/MT-NM
Sold For: $6,000.00

Estimated Price: ($2,500.00-$3,500.00)