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Lot # 212 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Pair of Rare 1909 Atlanta Crackers Postcards: Bayless & Maxwell

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,067

Extremely rare pair of 1909 Atlanta Crackers Postcards featuring Dick Bayless and Bert Maxwell. Members of the Southern Association Crackers are depicted in black-and-white player images framed by a colorful border with the name and position boldly printed at the bottom. The offered pair consists of two different styles: a 4 by 6.25-inch card with "Atlanta 1909" part of the frame design and bearing a standard postcard reverse and a 5.75 by 7-inch card with no mention of the team and a blank reverse. Not much is known about this series, so it is possible that the two styles correspond to different years of issue. The condition of the offered pair is relatively modest due to creasing on both cards, but the images are crisp and clean with strong green and yellow colors on the framed design. The Bayless example is graded and encapsulated VG 40 by SGC while the Maxwell would grade Pr to Fr due to one heavy crease. Despite a few technical faults, these remain a very attractive pair and are ideal sample cards from these rare and unusual early twentieth-century postcard issues. Total: 2 postcards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,067

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