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Old 09-26-2005, 09:25 AM
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Default 1916 Speaker unknown schedule card- Dunn Day

Posted By: leon

OK....here goes a mild long shot.....I just paid a good penny for this and am wondering if anyone knows anything about them. The seller tells me it's been in their family since 1916 and I tend to believe them. It has a blank back and is not a post card. ( I don't really collect post cards, yet). This is what they had to say in the description:

I HAVE A 5 1/2" X 3 1/4" 1916 SPECIAL DUNN DAY TRIS SPEAKER PHOTO CARD WITH THE 1916 CLEVELAND INDIANS HOME GAMES SCHEDULE . ON THE TOP IT HAS SPECIAL WORDS DUNN DAY APRIL 25, 1916. IT HAS BEEN IN THE FAMILY SINCE 1916. MY CHILDREN DO NOT SEEM TO BE INTERESTED IN OLD OR COLLECTIBLE THINGS SO I AM SELLING.


so anyone have any ideas? thanks in advance



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Old 09-26-2005, 11:43 AM
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Default 1916 Speaker unknown schedule card- Dunn Day

Posted By: Todd Schultz

I saw it when she had it with an opening bid of $500, and passed on it because of its unfamiliarity, which is probably the very thing that drove you to it.
Looks nice, if it had passed again and been lowered at re-listing, I would have bid.
It certainly looks authentic--it's post card size, right? Seems it was a ballpark giveaway for whoever Dunn was--if so, I don't know how you'd classify it, if you're into such things.

A nice piece, no doubt.

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Old 09-26-2005, 11:53 AM
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Default 1916 Speaker unknown schedule card- Dunn Day

Posted By: Tim Newcomb

Wasn't Dunn the owner of the Indians around that time? My dad, who grew up near Cleveland in the late 1910s and 1920s (and idolized Tris Speaker), always called their park Dunn Field, rather than its official name, which I guess was League Park.

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Old 09-26-2005, 11:57 AM
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It would not surprise me if it were in reference to Jack Dunn...although not sure what his connection to the Indians might have been. He was a popular coach, scout and player (Ruth's first coach if I recall)...anybody else have an idea?

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Old 09-26-2005, 12:09 PM
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I had emailed the sellers asking if they would sell it the first time, for less than the $500. They weren't interested but did relist it with a $300 opening, and emailed me to tell me it was relisted.......I got it for the opening bid. You are correct in that since I have never seen one it drew me to it. If it would have had a postcard back I probably wouldn't have bought it. The fact it doesn't made me really want it. Not that there's anything wrong with postcards .... (also, your cards will go out tomorrow)......regards

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Old 09-26-2005, 12:13 PM
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Default 1916 Speaker unknown schedule card- Dunn Day

Posted By: Greg Ecklund

Jim Dunn was the owner of the Indians, and I believe bought the team from Charley Somers before the 1916 Season (or possibly 1915). He acquired Speaker from the Red Sox before the 1916 season, so the schedule is likely celebrating both the new owner and the new acquisition..

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