1905 Sporting News Fold-Out Premium with Lajoie 
Lot Number 1247
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American sporting heroes from the turn of the century grace this 1905 Sporting News Fold-Out premium. This wafer-thin antique measures approximately 45x7 when expanded and depicts Chesbro (baseball), Daniels (swimming), Egan (golf), Flanagan (track), Hildebrand (jockey), Hillman (track), Hogan (football), Hurley (biking), Lajoie (baseball) and Ward (tennis) as subjects. This fragile specimen has survived the century quite well and is detracted only by pinholes on the exterior corners, minor fraying (affects only Lajoie) and negligible fold stress. Despite those flaws, the captions of these pioneering athletes are crisp, colorful and poignant. 
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