1907 Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcards
The 1907 Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcard Set contains 15 cards and was produced by the A.C. Dietsche Postcard Company of Detroit to commemorate the Tigers’ A.L. pennant winning season of 1907. These postcards are the first in a three year series of postcards that were put out by the Dietsche company.
The unnumbered A.C. Dietsche Postcards measure 3-1/2” by 5-1/2” and feature a black and white in-action photo of the player in front of a black background. The 1907 A.C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcards display a only player photograph on the front, and a brief player biography on the back of the card.
This set contains what is widely believed to be Ty Cobb's true rookie card, which has a batting, and a significantly rarer, fielding variation. It appears the Dietsche Cobb fielding pose was replaced with the batting pose early in the print run. There are three Detroit Tigers Hall-of-Fame players in the A.C. Dietsche Postcard Set: Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford and manager Hughie Jennings.
By Dean Hanley
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