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Exhibition Baseball Americana

A Selection of Baseball Cards from the Collections and their Positions on an Imaginary Baseball Diamond

Pitcher: Christy Mathewson (1880–1925). New York Giants. Hand-colored chromolithograph. Turkey Red Cabinets (T3). American Tobacco Co., 1911. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.01)
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Catcher: Doc Bushong (1856–1908). St. Louis Browns. Chromolithograph. Buchner Gold Coin (N284). D. Buchner & Co., 1887. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.02)
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Batter: Ty Cobb (1886–1961). Detroit Tigers. Color relief halftone. Series of Champions (T227). Honest Long Cut and Miners Extra, 1912. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.03)
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First base: Fred Merkle (1888–1956). New York Giants. Color relief halftone. White Borders (T206). American Tobacco Co., 1909. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.04)
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Second base: Art Phelan (1887–1954). Chicago Cubs. Gelatin silver print. Fatima (T222). Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co., 1914. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.05)
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Baserunner: Mike Mattimore (1858–1931). Philadelphia Athletics. Albumen photograph. Old Judge (N172). Goodwin & Co., 1888. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.06)
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Shortstop: Jack Barry (1887–1961). Philadelphia Athletics. Color relief halftone. Brown Backgrounds (T207). American Tobacco Co., 1912. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.07)
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Third base: Harry Baker. Kansas City Blues. Color relief halftone. Mecca Double Folders (T201). American Tobacco Co., 1911. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.08)
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Left field: E. A. Burch (1856–1892). Brooklyn Trolley-Dodgers. Chromolithograph. W. S. Kimball Champions (N184). W. S. Kimball, 1888. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.09)
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Center field: Tris Speaker (1888–1958). Boston Red Sox. Photomechanical print. Gold Borders (T205). American Tobacco Co., 1911. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.10)
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Right field: King Kelly (1857–1894). Boston Beaneaters. Chromolithograph. Goodwin Champions (N162). Goodwin & Co., 1888. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.11)
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Pitcher: Chief Bender (1884–1954). Philadelphia Athletics. Hand-colored chromolithograph. Turkey Red Cabinets (T3). American Tobacco Co., 1911. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.01.01)
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Catcher: Jim O’Rourke (1850–1919). New York Giants. Chromolithograph. Buchner Gold Coin (N284). D. Buchner & Co., 1887. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.01.02)
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Batter: “Home Run” Baker (1886–1963). Philadelphia Athletics. Color relief halftone. Series of Champions (T227). Honest Long Cut and Miners Extra, 1912. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.01.03)
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First base: Dick Hoblitzell (1888–1962). Cincinnati Reds. Color relief halftone. White Borders (T206). American Tobacco Co., 1909–1911. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.01.04)
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Second base: George Cutshaw (1887–1973). Oakland Oaks. Gelatin silver print. Obak (T212). American Tobacco Co., 1910. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.01.05)
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Baserunner: Mike Dorgan (1853–1909). New York Giants. Albumen photograph. Old Judge (N172). Goodwin & Co., 1888. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.01.06)
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Shortstop: Harry Lee “Jack” Spratt (1887–1969). Boston Braves. Color relief halftone. Brown Backgrounds (T207). American Tobacco Co., 1912. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.01.07)
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Third base: John Lobert. (1881–1968). Philadelphia Phillies. Color relief halftone. Mecca Double Folders (T201). American Tobacco Co., 1911. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.01.08)
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Left field: James “Tip” O’Neill (1858–1915). St. Louis Browns. Chromolithograph. W. S. Kimball Champions (N184). W. S. Kimball, 1888. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.01.09)
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Center field: James Ryan (1863–1923). Chicago White Stockings. Photomechanical print. Allen & Ginter World’s Champions (N28). Allen & Ginter, 1888. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.01.10)
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Right field: Bob Caruthers (1864–1911). Brooklyn Trolley-Dodgers. Chromolithograph. Goodwin Champions (N162). Goodwin & Co., 1888. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.01.11)
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A Selection of Baseball Cards from the Collections and their Positions on an Imaginary Baseball Diamond

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