Postcard of Detroit Tigers baseball game at Navin Field c. 1920s

$27.00 USD

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Colored postcard with of the view from the outfield during game.

Titled on top border ’32 NAVIN FIELD HOME OF THE DETROIT TIGERS, DETROIT MICH.’

On bottom border at right ‘105951’.

On back ‘THE UNION NEWS CO.’  and ‘C.T. American Art Colored’ (Curt Teich).

The Union News Co. were major distributors of postcards and other printed items through their newsstands at hotels, rail and subway stations.

Unused, but written in crayon on back ‘USA’, light written in stamp box. Small corner crease.

 

In 1911, new Tigers owner Frank Navin ordered a new steel-and-concrete baseball park on the same site that would seat 23,000 to accommodate the growing numbers of fans. Navin Field opened on April 20, 1912, the same day as the Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park. While constructed on the same site as Bennett Park, the diamond at Navin Field was rotated 90°, with home plate located in what had been left field at Bennett Park. Cleveland Naps player "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, later banned from baseball for life following the Black Sox Scandal, scored the first run at Navin Field.

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