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1903 E107 Breisch-Williams Kid Gleason - New York Variation

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $2,643.75

Graded VG 40 by SGC. One of the most interesting cards from the legendary E107 Breisch-Williams set of 1903, featuring Kid Gleason identified with the New York Giants (a team for which he had not played since 1900) and featuring him in his Detroit uniform, the team he was with in 1901-1902. (Note: The SGC label misidentifies Gleason as Harry Gleason, his brother.) This is one of two Gleason variations in the E107 set. The identification of Gleason with New York was later corrected to Philadelphia, but the card still pictured him in his 1901-1902 Detroit uniform. Kid Gleason is also particularly noteworthy as one of the most desirable non-Hall of Famers in the E107 set. Gleason was a star player in the 1890s, and one of baseball's most durable figures, whose career as a player and manager spanned from the 1880s to the 1920s. He is also of great historical significance as the betrayed manager of the infamous 1919 "Black Sox." The card is well centered, with evenly rounded corners, and no creases. The back of the card has minor surface wear in all four corners. Sharp and important example from this extremely rare set. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,643.75

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