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11-08-2013, 02:03 PM
As a Dummy Taylor collector. Im considering adding this piece to my collection but I felt that I should check with you all to see what kind of item is this. Is it really from 1905?


Hope to hear from you all-


PS- I hope Im allow to post this live auction for questions. Thanks again.

baseball tourist
11-08-2013, 03:01 PM
The seller doesn't mention the dimensions or paper stock and I would ask them, but it appears to be a page from a Spaldings baseball guide.

11-08-2013, 05:00 PM
As Chris said, ask him what the dimensions are. This looks like a page from a Reach Guide for that year. The Spalding Guide used an array of rectangular portraits in their 1906 guide (1905 season) while Reach used this format for a few years.

I suspect it is either a page from the guide or a poster based on that picture. If it is really from 1905 it has aged very well, very little wear and still very bright with amazing corners for a poster.

11-08-2013, 08:45 PM
Depending on the size, it would seem one person's poster is another's imposter.

With that awful word play aside, if it's a large size and not a repro, isn't it a page from a W601 Sporting Life portfolio?

See the three examnples in Legendary http://www.legendaryauctions.com/LotDetail.aspx?inventoryid=160032&searchby=3&searchvalue=portfolio&page=0&sortby=7&displayby=2&lotsperpage=100&category=1&seo=Rare-1905-W601-Sporting-Life-%e2%80%9cBase-Ball-Champions%e2%80%9d-Team-Composites-Complete-Set-(24)-%e2%80%93-Including-A.L''

with photo from 1905 Giants page from Legendary


11-09-2013, 08:29 AM
I agree it looks like a W601, but I am not comfortable judging authenticity by the scans. Usually you can find one of these for 100 dollars or so, assuming there were no major HOFers (especially rookies). I think they are undervalued because of their size.