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Kzoo
02-19-2012, 02:27 PM
Guys.........I have these two nearly identical Jimmie Foxx postcards from RDM Studio in Chicago. While I can obviously tell they're postcards from this studio, are they from a specific set? I'm guessing other players were printed. I find these two postcards interesting because the images are just slightly different in relation to the point of his swing. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.

Matt

bcbgcbrcb
02-19-2012, 02:58 PM
Very interesting items, Matt. Sorry, I've never seen them before so I can't help you.

slidekellyslide
02-19-2012, 03:01 PM
I've not seen them before either, but they are very cool. Where did you happen to find them?

HRBAKER
02-19-2012, 03:03 PM
Very nice.
They sure look like Burke photos.

slidekellyslide
02-19-2012, 03:05 PM
I've not seen them before either, but they are very cool. Where did you happen to find them?

A quick google search shows that "RDM Studio" was George Burke's studio...I guess I should have known that, but I've not seen that stamp before.

Kzoo
02-19-2012, 04:18 PM
I picked these up about 5 years ago at an estate auction in mid-Michigan. There were not any other postcards offered in that sale. I have always wondered how they were distributed, their history, why the same player would have a slightly different image, if there were 'others', etc. Thanks for the initial responses.

Matt

slidekellyslide
02-19-2012, 05:22 PM
I picked these up about 5 years ago at an estate auction in mid-Michigan. There were not any other postcards offered in that sale. I have always wondered how they were distributed, their history, why the same player would have a slightly different image, if there were 'others', etc. Thanks for the initial responses.

Matt

Well, I'm not sure I've seen a Burke postcard before...he used to do photos on postcard sized paper, but with a blank back. Jim Rowe in the 1960s distributed thousands upon thousands of Burke's images on Kodak postcards. Yours are AZO backs dating from 1927 to 1940 which is a really good thing.

Runscott
02-19-2012, 05:36 PM
I currently have these two post-card sized RDM-stamped Burkes. They are the only two I've seen - never one with the actual postcard back. Both are of Tony Lupien ('43 Red Sox, '44 Phillies). My guess is that, when ordering, the players could have chosen the postcard back.