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Lot # 109 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1908 PC760 Rose Company Postcard Ed Abbaticchio - Extreme Rarity

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $960

For more information about the Rose Postcard set, please follow the link below to a comprehensive article recently published by vintage-card collector and Rose Postcard scholar Jerry Spillman.

"Set Overview: 1908-09 Rose Company Postcards" by Jerry Spillman for SCD

Exceptionally attractive example of Ed Abbaticchio from the PC760 Rose Postcard set, one of the rarest and most beautifully designed baseball-card sets ever produced. Entirely new to the modern collecting world, the offered postcard was discovered in a barn as part of a group of twelve Rose Company Postcards (a complete Pittsburgh Pirates team set, presented in four lots in this auction). For whatever reason (perhaps just by chance), Abbaticchio is an extraordinarily rare subject in the PC760 Rose Company postcard set. This is the first and only example we have ever seen, and not a single example has ever been graded by PSA and SGC combined! The offered card is bright and clean, with a flawless portrait image, very light corner wear, and a small crease in the upper right corner. It presents in overall Vg to Vg-Ex condition from the front. The reverse is bright, having never been mailed and bearing no writing on its traditional postcard reverse. There is a two-inch-long strip of adhesive (used to mount all twelve postcards to a display) present at the top, which would ultimately cause the postcard to grade modestly. This is an extraordinary rarity from this beautiful set, and one that would make an outstanding addition to any PC760 Rose Company postcard or type-card collection. SOLD FOR $960

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