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1910 D380 Clement Brothers Bread Whitey Alperman

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $480

Incredibly rare sample card of Whitey Alperman from the unusual and distinctive D380 Clement Brothers Bread series. This early bakery series was regionally issued only in the Rochester, New York, area circa 1910. The set is so rare that with few exceptions it is not on the radar of even the most advanced collectors. The cards were issued one per loaf of bread, and measure 1.5 x 2.75 inches. The reverse of each card features advertising for Clement Bros. bakery's bread and pies. Minor-league members of the Rochester (Eastern League) team, as well as a selection of Major Leaguers, comprise the set. The offered example of Alperman is encapsulated as Authentic by SGC due to a small area of color added near his eye. It is barely noticeable and visible only under very close inspection. The card is modest in grade otherwise, with a small paper tear in the center and paper loss in the nameplate at the bottom. Well centered, with even rounding to the corners. Boldly printed reverse, with only a small area of discoloration near the bottom. Despite these condition flaws, this remains a very scarce and desirable sample card from one of prewar-card collecting's rarest and most obscure bakery issues.  Reserve $200. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $480

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