You know it’s been a long time between World Series victories when the memorabilia from your first one is a century old.
A half-million dollar exhibit of rare early Cubs memorabilia will be on display at the Premier Collectible Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.
2008 marks the 100th anniversary of the last time the Chicago Cubs claimed victory in the World Series.
Every spring, fans carry hope the drought will end. The North Siders should be among the contenders this year but until we learn whether this really is the year, Cubs fans can enjoy a look back in time– when the team not only held the championship– they owned baseball.
A special “Tinkers to Evers to Chance” Chicago Cubs exhibit will be featured at the upcoming Premier Collectible and Conference Exhibition on April 17-20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
From the early 1900s to roughly 1911, the Cubs were the reigning baseball dynasty. The team’s royalty included the superhuman double play trio of shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers and first baseman, Frank Chance. The Tinkers to Evers to Chance play became one of the most feared and anticipated events in a Chicago Cubs game. Tinker, Evers, and Chance were all part of the Chicago Cubs’ World Series-winning teams in 1907 and 1908, as well as the pennant-winner in 1910.
Among the rare and valuable items on loan from private collections for the PCCE exhibit are:
• Circa 1908 Frank Chance complete uniform ($100,000);
• 1907 Chicago Cubs World Series Game 5 baseball ($25,000);
• 1908 World Championship Trophy ($100,000);
• 1906 to 1908 Championship Medallions ($100,000);
• Johnny Evers 1921 Managers jersey and circa 1908 pants ($50,000);
• Circa 1908 jack “The Giant Killer” Pfeister game pants($5,000);
• Circa 1908 Harry Steinfeldt Game Used pants ($5,000);
• Significant Johnny Evers Handwritten letter ($10,000);
• Rare Frank Chance signed letter on Cubs Ranch stationary ($10,000);
• Conlon photo of Mordecai “Three Fingers” Brown ($5,000);
• Frank Chance Day Collection ($5,000);
• Circa 1908 Pennants ($5,000);
• Cubs vintage baseball cards ($10,000).
Total value of the museum-quality pieces that will be on display is $500,000.
The Premier Collectibles Conference and Exhibition (PCCE) is aimed at bringing serious collectors and industry leaders together in a professional environment that reflects the current state of the collectible industry.
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