If you don't already know about this classic Cubs infield, check out these set profiles.
- 1910 E93 #5 Frank Chance
- 1968 Laughlin 1908 World Series #5 Cubs vs. Tigers
- 1980 TCMA 1914 Miracle Braves #5 Gene Cochreham
Bobby Lowe played for Boston in the 19th century, a truly different era. The year he hit 4 homers in one game, their lineup averaged nearly 10 runs each time out! Many record-keepers cut off "modern" baseball at 1901, given the gaudy numbers put up by early stars. (Five members of Lowe's 1894 squad drove in 100+ runs and two pitchers won 25+ games--yowza.)
Value: This postcard cost $10 on eBay, one of the few I've seen offered singly. Full set closing prices at auction sites range from $70 to $100.
Fakes / reprints: Doubt there's enough demand for reprints, but it wouldn't be a hard set to fake, so look for authentic wear and know your dealers.