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Lot # 357 (357 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1913 WG6 Tom Barker Game Frank Baker SGC NM 84 - Fenway Breweries Overprint

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $300

Graded NM 84 by SGC (submitted by REA). High-grade example of Philadelphia Athletics Hall of Famer Frank Baker from the WG6 Tom Barker Game set with the rare Fenway Breweries overprint. "Overprinting" is a term commonly used to refer to the rare practice of a company taking cards already printed (in some cases even issued by another manufacturer) and adding advertising, in the form of printing or ink stamp, to allow the cards to function as its own advertising vehicle at modest cost. In this case, advertising for "Fenway 'The Beer Without A Substitute'" manufactured by Fenway Breweries of Boston, Mass., appears in red print along the right border. In our experience, Frank Baker is the only player that can be found with this extremely striking Fenway Breweries advertising, and it is likely Baker was the only subject receiving this treatment on decks distributed by Fenway Breweries. This is a tremendous crisp, clean high-grade example, with a flawless image, perfect centering, light touches of wear at the corners, and an ideally bold overprint. This is a superb and very interesting sample card worthy of any Hall of Fame, advertising, or type-card collection.

Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $300

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