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Lot # 202 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1910 PC796 Sepia Walter Johnson Postcard

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,410

Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Outstanding example of Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson from the rare and highly regarded PC796 sepia postcard set issued in 1910. This card is one of the highlights from a collection of nine PC796 postcards that have just recently been discovered by a noncollecting family, and are being offered as seven different lots in this auction. The manufacturer of this sepia-toned postcard series is unknown. The PC796 set is one of the most striking sets of the era. The card is bright and clean, both front and back, with the faintest hint of an impression from storage in an old-fashioned style photo album (the type in which cards are "tipped in") in the upper left and lower right corners (barely visible and even then mostly from the reverse). The card has been downgraded due to a tiny pinhole near the left border. The pinhole is the smallest in the universe. It is so small it can only be seen by holding the card up to the light. We're not kidding. We're talking REALLY small. If you hate pinholes, buy this card. You won't even know it's there. The card has never been mailed and has no writing on its traditional postcard reverse. This is a stunning example of this significant and rare Walter Johnson card which would be a worthy addition to any Hall of Fame, sample, or rare vintage baseball card collection. Dimensions: 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,410

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