Baseball player William Abstein played with Jersey City in 1911 and is featured on a Mecca Double Folders T201 BASEBALL CARD - Below
Bill Abstein 1909 Baseball Card T206 Pittsburgh First Baseman
Born in St. Louis, Bill Abstein was the Pirates starting first baseman in 1909 during baseball's Dead Ball Era when the baseball was not as hard as the current ones and slightly larger than the 9-inch balls now used. He helped Pittsburgh win the 1909 pennant by hitting 20 doubles, 10 triples along with a .260 batting mark in 512 at bats spanning 137 games.
In the 1909 World Series Bill Abstein helped the Pirates defeat the Tigers in 7 games. He batted second in the batting order and lined 6 hits in 26 at bats, including 2 doubles, scored 3 runs and had 2 RBIs. The next season, he signed with his hometown St. Louis Browns of the American League and played one season there.