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1908 PC760 T. R. Rose Postcard SGC-Graded Collection (12) - All Scranton Players
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,148
Offered are twelve exceedingly rare PC760 Rose Postcards featuring exclusively members of the minor-league Scranton Club of the New York State League. Among advanced collectors, Rose Postcards are regarded as one of the most striking and magnificently designed baseball-card sets ever produced. PC760 Rose Postcards feature black-and-white portraits set inside a gold embossed frame with the player's name and team printed inside a rectangular nameplate at the base of the frame, all against a striking green background. The set features predominantly Major League players with a small subset of minor-league players included from the Scranton franchise. This collection has been consigned by the family of an old-time extremely advanced collector (now deceased) who had a great interest in both vintage postcards and in Scranton baseball. These were among his greatest prizes and the collection very likely represents the finest and most complete group of Scranton PC760 T. R. Rose Postcards known. He purchased ten of these cards at public auction in 2008. The additional two were obtained elsewhere. All twelve cards in this collection have been graded and encapsulated by SGC. The SGC grading composite is as follows: EX 60 (3 cards): Billis, Halligan, and Steele. VG/EX 50 (3 cards): Groh, Kittredge, and Zeimer. VG 40 (2 cards): Beckendorf and Houser. GOOD 30 (2 cards): Coleman and Moran. Authentic (2 cards): Eley and Schultz. Included in this collection are two examples (Coleman and Zeimer) which are not currently listed as part of the checklist. The cards in this collection are all bright and crisp and in tremendously high grade for this issue. Each card is postally unused and the lesser-graded cards present at a superior level compared to their technically accurate grades. This is a very attractive group of extremely rare cards from one of the most ornate and desirable prewar postcard sets in existence. Total: 12 cards.Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $4,148
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