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Old 01-07-2019, 02:37 PM
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Very very cool, thanks for posting. I like how they are referred to as "baseball men". That is what the daughters in Field of Dreams calls the players.
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So Cobb was scarce but Wagner wasn't???
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These old newspaper clippings are awesome! Thanks for posting.
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This is one of my favorites


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So Cobb was scarce but Wagner wasn't???
Peter, all the ads are in the timeframe of the initial printing so Wagner
wouldn't have been among the available subjects yet.

Here is some interesting information on a couple of the sporting life ads.

http://t206resource.com/Sporting%20Life%20Ads.html

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always fun to see what real research turns up
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Peter, all the ads are in the timeframe of the initial printing so Wagner
wouldn't have been among the available subjects yet.

Here is some interesting information on a couple of the sporting life ads.

http://t206resource.com/Sporting%20Life%20Ads.html

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Oh I see so the reference to him was just a general one as among the two greatest players.
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Apparently when they were first distributed Cobb cards were pretty scarce.

Charlotte News July 19 1909

Attachment 339894

Concord Tribune July 17 1909

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and in this clip Mr. Boyd, Mr. Murphy and the paper are asking for "pictures" of Cobb while Mr. Smith
is rewarding people for throwing them away.

Charlotte Evening Chronicle May 15 1909

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I wonder which Cobb the kids were after, the Cobb Portrait Green or the Cobb Bat On Shoulder? Both came out the same time. You'd think it would be relatively easy to find at least one example of a Cobb if there were 2 different Cobbs available to pull during the early Piedmont 150 series.
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So Cobb was scarce but Wagner wasn't???
The clip that jerrys posted mentions both Cobb and Wagner being desired but only mentions a few Cobb cards being found. I would guess in the first clip the person didn't know that Wagner was in the set. I believe the first publicized Wagner wasn't until 1930. I have never seen anything before that, so most people probably didn't know the card even existed.
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