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Lot # 209: 1908 Mike Donlin, Baseball Superstar "Stealing Home" Vaudeville Promotional Photo Card with Wife

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Premier Auction 2018",
which ran from 2/24/2018 12:00 PM to
3/10/2018 8:00 PM



Original c. 1908 promotional photograph (advertising card) from the Orpheum Theatre featuring Baseball superstar Mike Donlin and his wife Mabel Hite who was his co-star in the play. At the time this photo was taken, Donlin was on a three year hiatus from baseball to pursue his acting career. He was a much better baseball player than an actor! Had he stayed in the game he would almost certainly be in the Hall of Fame as he was one of the best players of his era. As such, now is just an interesting story about what could have been. The play "Stealing Home" for which this image was shot lasted from 1908-1911 at which time he returned to baseball. The offered image is the only original Orpheum Theatre Photo-Card we have ever seen and a good argument could be made that this is actually a real photo baseball card. Silver gelatin image is double weight and in great condition.

Size: 4.75x7.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 4/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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