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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Blow Out the Candles

Hall of Famer Frank Chance was born on this date in 1877.

This is one of the two 1911 T205 Gold Borders I'm lucky enough to own.

The photograph below is from Shorpy. It was taken in 1910 and is obviously the image used to create the card above. If you love photography or history and you've never visited the Shorpy website I highly recommend you do. Just make sure you have some time. It's addicting.
A piece of Frank Chance trivia:

"In the bottom of the ninth inning on April 28, 1906, Chance stole home against the Reds for a 1-0 Chicago victory. According to SABR researcher Jan Larsen, it's the only "walk-off" steal of home for a 1-0 victory in major league history."


  1. Awesome card, it must be cool to own one that old.

  2. I love Shorpy. I've been going to their for a while now. A lot of photographic history.


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