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FrankWakefield
08-10-2019, 08:04 PM
Ed Reulbach... maybe if he'd have not upset ownership of his teams, maybe if he'd have not been a player representative, maybe he'd have played a few dozen more games. Then he'd have HOF numbers and we'd all know his name. Look him up in Bill James' first Historical Baseball Abstract.

Anyway, I've collected examples of most of the Ed Reulbach stuff. So check out these two Grignon cards.

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=17&pictureid=27240

This is the first Reulbach Grignon card I obtained. The back is a normal unused postcard back. But the front has a printed ad for MORRISON HOTEL and BOSTON OYSTER HOUSE. One address, so I think the restaurant would have been part of the hotel.

Not long ago I got this card...

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=17&pictureid=27241

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=17&pictureid=27242

The front has no ad, consistent with most Grignons I've seen. The card is postally used. The back has the 1907 home schedule printed, as an ad for BOSTON OYSTER HOUSE.

So... anyone have a Grignon with both a front ad and back schedule? Different advertisers?


(It's been years since I've posted a picture here, and I barely knew how back then. If these pics don't show, I'll try to fix it.)

nolemmings
08-10-2019, 08:40 PM
Frank, I'd love to see the one with an ad on the front for my virtual card database. I don't collect them but have seen the ad backs, with and without schedule:
https://photos.imageevent.com/imoverhere/scans/1907grignonpostcardscubs/large/grignonschedbackoysterhouse.jpg
(confirmed: Lundgren, Overall, Pfeister, Schulte, Taylor)

https://photos.imageevent.com/imoverhere/scans/1907grignonpostcardscubs/large/grignon_morrisonhotel.jpg
(confirmed: Steinfeldt)

FrankWakefield
08-10-2019, 08:55 PM
Thank you, Todd.

I'd not seen that ad back that you show for Steinfeldt. The wording in that ad is the same as for the Reulbach card with the ad on the front. Except, the ad on the Reulbach front is with a serif font, yours with the ad on the back of the Steinfeldt card has a san serif font.

asphaltman
08-10-2019, 09:11 PM
I knew I had one or two with the Boston Oyster house ad, but when I looked it was the 1907 Geo. Hull postcards...slipped my mind they came with the ad back.

cubman1941
08-11-2019, 06:40 AM
I have 4 Grignon postcards, 2 of Carl Lundgren one sked back one plain back written on; one Orvie Overall ad front blank back (posted) and one Frank Schulte written on back.

oldjudge
08-11-2019, 01:54 PM
Hi Frank! I hadnít seen you post in a long time. Good to see you here again and I hope all is well.

FrankWakefield
08-11-2019, 06:16 PM
Hey there, Jay! Seeing your name has me smiling. I think we once haggled a bit over an Old Judge cabinet. I'm well enough, still working. I hope all's well with you, Sir.

Leon
08-14-2019, 07:32 PM
I have no info other than to say I love the advertising on cards. Thnks for sharing. (and good to see you on the forum again)

Ed Reulbach... maybe if he'd have not upset ownership of his teams, maybe if he'd have not been a player representative, maybe he'd have played a few dozen more games. Then he'd have HOF numbers and we'd all know his name. Look him up in Bill James' first Historical Baseball Abstract.

Anyway, I've collected examples of most of the Ed Reulbach stuff. So check out these two Grignon cards.

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=17&pictureid=27240

This is the first Reulbach Grignon card I obtained. The back is a normal unused postcard back. But the front has a printed ad for MORRISON HOTEL and BOSTON OYSTER HOUSE. One address, so I think the restaurant would have been part of the hotel.

Not long ago I got this card...

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=17&pictureid=27241

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=17&pictureid=27242

The front has no ad, consistent with most Grignons I've seen. The card is postally used. The back has the 1907 home schedule printed, as an ad for BOSTON OYSTER HOUSE.

So... anyone have a Grignon with both a front ad and back schedule? Different advertisers?


(It's been years since I've posted a picture here, and I barely knew how back then. If these pics don't show, I'll try to fix it.)

Sean
08-21-2019, 04:20 PM
Frank, I have one add on the front and two schedule backs. I've never seen an ad front and a schedule back on the same card. I apologize for the sideways photos.

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Sean
08-21-2019, 04:26 PM
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Here's a better look, but still sideways.