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Back Lot Number: 180  
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Description: Exceedingly rare 1910 Philadelphia Athletics Imperial sized team photograph. Imposing large format photograph of the Championship team with members shown on field and posed in full home uniforms. Among their ranks are a host of the era's best known players highlighted by Eddie Plank, Frank Baker, Chief Bender, Eddie Collins, and Legendary Manager Connie Mack. Baseball's first true dynasty, the Athletics teams of the early 20th Century won (6) American League Pennants between 1902 and 1914 and in 1910 won their first World Series Championship. They would go on to repeat in 1911 and then did it again in 1914. One of less than half a dozen Imperial sized examples of this photograph which are known to have survived, this example derives from the estate of outfielder Bris Lord. All others which have surfaced can similarly be traced back to a team source. Image displays a crisp clarity which is especially uncommon given the era and large size. It has been laid to backing by a professional conservator and lightly cleaned however a strip of discoloration remains at extreme right edge All (4) corners have been restored (replaced with modern color matched paper) as have portions of the edges. All work was done at the highest level of quality with attention paid to the historical import of the piece itself. Measures 20.5"x36.5" overall with image size of 18"x33". Includes letter of provenance from the Lord Family: Displays EX, see description
Estimated Price Range: ($5,000-$10,000)
Current EST:  10/20/18 7:12:24 AM
  Sold for Price: $3,250.00;