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T206Jim
03-05-2018, 07:37 PM
Here is a fascinating 1907 New York Highlanders foldout postcard featuring the portrait photos of Carl Horner. It is pretty wide with the strips so be sure to scroll to your right to see it all.

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Note that the scorecard attributes the photos to Horner which we all recognize from the T206 set and his cabinets. It also notes that he was the Official Photographer for the Major Leagues, I was able to find a newspaper article that confirms this. This is also one of the few Chase Horner portrait images that shows him in his 1905 "NY" jersey.

I have seen a 1907 Highlanders player action shot version of the foldout postcard, but never this Horner portrait version. Here is the 1907 NY Giant version which sold years ago on Heritage.

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Has anyone seen this 1907 Horner Highlanders portrait version before? It appears to be incredibly rare, far rarer than the action shot foldouts of the Highlanders and Giants. To my eye at least, it is more appealing as well.

Also, many thanks to Jeff L. who helped me unify this beauty when it had recently been dispersed in a "Mail Card" portion and a "foldout" portion. It would have been a shame to have had this lost to the hobby!

bigfanNY
03-05-2018, 08:22 PM
I have seen this once before extremley nice. Tough to display but a wonder to behold. Congrats.

Leon
03-10-2018, 02:27 PM
Great images, Jim. It is no wonder he was, according to the article, the MLB photographer.

calvindog
03-10-2018, 02:57 PM
Great postcard, Jim, I was happy to help.

kkkkandp
03-10-2018, 03:01 PM
That is a beautiful item!

prewarsports
03-10-2018, 04:09 PM
Wow, Roy Castleton (a player I collect) is in that postcard! Now I have to find one for myself!

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Bicem
03-10-2018, 04:36 PM
Great postcard Jim! Gives you an idea of what the Rotograph set could have been!

T206Jim
03-11-2018, 02:19 PM
Display will be a challenge, it will probably require glass on both sides to view all the images.

Jeff, I agree, a Rotograph set with all of these images, plus the Giants ones, would be something to behold.

You know Rhys, for the right Bender photograph....

orly57
03-11-2018, 10:38 PM
Jim, you have the nicest displays I've seen. I'm sure the genius that works in your local frameshop will do it justice. Please post it when you do get it framed please.