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Lot # 215 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1905 PC782 Rotograph Postcard Joseph McGinnity SGC EX/NM 80

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $4,444

Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher by SGC. Extremely rare PC782 Rotograph real-photo postcard of New York Giants Hall of Famer Joe McGinnity. Designated PC782 in the American Card Catalog, the Rotograph postcard set is unusual and distinctive, and features New York players (either Giants or Highlanders). The Standard Catalog lists eight different players confirmed in the set but notes that the checklist may not be complete. Each postcard (3.25 x 5.25 inches) pictures the player in uniform posed in a formal studio setting. The player's name and team affiliation are printed along the base, as is the notation "Rotograph Series." The printing on the reverse further credits Rotograph, "The Rotograph Co., N.Y. City." The offered postcard of McGinnity (identified as "Josep" on the front) is in extremely strong condition with a striking, crisp image, a flawless surface, and four strong corners. Free of any creases or wrinkles. Clean reverse showing no signs of writing or postal use. SGC has graded a total of only eighteen examples (of any subject) from this scarce postcard series, and the offered card is just one of three cards ever to grade EX/NM (the highest grade ever awarded to a PC782). This is a stunning real-photo postcard, ideally featuring Hall of Famer Joe McGinnity, from the PC782 Rotograph series and would be a worthy addition to any Hall of Fame, postcard, or sample-card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++. SOLD FOR $4,444

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