China Mocking Postcard. Deutscher Bund, 1899
Scarce early, lithographed color postcard entitled„ Nur immer rein in den deutschen Bund!” (Just come in and join the German League). The postcard depicts Germans and an American black man with a beer mug. A Chinese soldier with pigtail and a German spiked helmet stands in a door.
1899 sent from Muenster to Dortmund. Slight wear, scarce.
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Pele: one of the big soccer legends signed b/w photo.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Size: 17,4 x 23,7 cm (6,8 x 9,4 inches).
Edson Arantes do Nascimento (born 1940, known as Pelé), is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time.
Pelé is also credited with making the phrase “the beautiful game” synonymous with football. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). The same year, France Football asked their former Ballon d’Or winners to choose the Football Player of the Century; they selected Pelé.
In 1999, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the IOC, and Time named him in their list of 100 most influential people of the 20th century. In 2013 he received the FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur in recognition of his career and achievements as a global icon of football.
According to the IFFHS, Pelé is the most successful league goal scorer in the world, with 541 league goals.
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