‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Harry Coveleskie Cafe Business Card|
|Size||2″ x 3 1/2″|
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
Harry Coveleskie Cafe Business Card Overview
This business/trade card as printed for the cafe restaurant of former baseball player Harry Coveleski.
Coveleski is shown pictured in front of his his restaurant along with his son. The front of the restaurant bore his name and also had pictures of baseball players on it. The back provided the restaurant’s location (625 N. Liberty Street) in Shamokin, PA, a small town just east of the center of the state, which was his birthplace.
Coveleski pitched nine seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, and Detroit Tigers. He was most famous, perhaps, for defeating the New York Giants three times in five days at the end of the 1908 season, earning him the nickname, the Giant Killer. That famous nickname stuck with him and even made it onto the window of his restaurant.
In nine major league seasons, Coveleski compiled an 81-55 record and enjoyed the most success of his career with the Tigers, where he won more than 20 games in three consecutive seasons from 1914-1916.
Interestingly enough, while collectors today spell Coveleski’s name without an ‘e’ on the end (and consider those with an ‘e’ to be a typo, his name is spelled with an ‘e’ on his own restaurant window and in the print on the card.
Harry Coveleskie Cafe Business Card Checklist
This is a standalone issue not part of a set.