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Old 11-14-2012, 04:18 PM
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Phil Garry
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Location: Florida
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I spent hours identifying players on this postcard. My main goal was to determine if Frank Grant was pictured (I determined with a good deal of certainty that he was not). Among the players that I am very comfortable with are:

Harry Buckner (front row, far right)
Bobby Winston (front row, second from left)
Pat Patterson (back row, second from right)
Ray Wilson (back row, second from left)
Johnny Hill (front row, far left)
E.B. Lamar (back row, third from left)

I believe that Grant Johnson is pictured as indicated in the auction description, see accompanying photo taken from Sol White's book published in 1907. There are two players on the postcard with uniforms different than the others, which look to me like Philadelphia Giants uniforms from 1905 which would make sense for Johnson. The photo of Johnson provided by Jason looks like it was from several years earlier and does look a good deal different.
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