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1903 E107 Breisch-Williams Buck Freeman
Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $1,292.50
Graded VG 3 (MK) by PSA. E107 Breisch-Williams series card of star outfielder and early home run champion Buck Freeman of the Boston Americans. Freeman was one of the premier power hitters of baseball's dead-ball era. In his first full Major League season, 1899, Freeman hit 25 home runs for Washington to lead the National League. This total, only two fewer than Ned Williamson's record of 27 in 1884, was not surpassed until Ruth hit 29 in 1919. Joining the Red Sox of the newly formed American League in 1901, he finished second in home runs for two years before leading with 13 in 1903 (Freeman and Hall of Famer Sam Crawford are the only players to have led both the AL and NL in home runs). In both 1902 and 1903, Freeman was the American League leader in RBIs. His power hitting led the Red Sox to consecutive pennants (1903-1904), and victory in the inaugural World Series of 1903. Sharp and crisp, with outstanding picture quality, and even wear to the corners, downgraded from Excellent due to a tiny chip of surface paper loss on the front next to the letter “B” on Freeman’s jersey. PSA has qualified the card for either the tiny stray black mark or the shadow of rubber band marks on the blank reverse (each of no consequence). Very noteworthy card from this extremely important set, featuring one of the great home run hitters of his era, with a far superior appearance than suggested by its technically accurate PSA grade. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,292.50
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