Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Collection: 1904 Brooklyn Sporting News Supplement

Today, I decided to delve into some vintage Dodgers memorabilia from my collection.  Featured above is a 1904 Sporting News Supplement featuring the 1904 Brooklyn Superbas.  This approximate 8.5" x 11" poster was inserted into the magazine for fans to pin up on the wall.  Unfortunately, the Superbas (as the Dodgers were known back then) were horrible.  They finished in 6th place that season - more than 40 games below .500. 

As you can see, my copy is well worn.  There are numerous pin holes and fading, but it still presents nicely.  Click on the pic to embiggen.

On the top row (from left to right) is Doc Gessler, Harry Lumley, Jack Cronin, Lew Ritter, Oscar Jones, and John Dobbs.  On the bottom row is Ed Poole, Charlie Babb, Mike McCormack, Bill Bergen, Pop Dillon, Dutch Jordan, Jimmy Sheckard, and Sammy Strang.

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