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Lot # 1789 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 Western Playground Association PCL Pete Daley - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,963

Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. This is the only example graded at this level with none higher by SGC. Extremely rare sample card of Pete Daley from this unusual Pacific Coast League issue. This card is new to the modern collecting world. It is one of the highlights from a 1910-era original-owner card collection. This is a very unusual and distinctively designed card in the Western Playground series, with the pose particularly low in the image area of the card, leaving a great deal of blank background space above. Western Playground cards (2.25 x 3.5 inches) feature stars from the Pacific Coast League. Above the identification of each player reads "Western Playground Association - PC League." The PCL has always been of great interest to card collectors. The 40-card 1911 Western Playground Association set is one of the most distinctive and also one of rarest of all PCL or 1910-era issues. We have only ever offered four Western Playground cards in all our years (three cards appeared individually in REA's 2012 auction, originating from this same collection, and these were the first examples we had ever offered). This extremely rare sample card is perfectly clean, front and back, with light, even wear to the corners. The "Membership Certificate" reverse is also perfectly clean with bold black print. This is a very attractive example, ideal for the serious PCL or sample-card collector, from one of the rarest of all 1910-era issues. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,963

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