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1916 H801-9 Globe Clothing Store #56 Hap Felsch Rookie- SGC NM/MT+ 92 - Black Sox! (1:1)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,777.50
Graded NM/MT+ 92 by SGC. This card is a "1 of 1" with no other examples at any level graded by SGC or PSA. Gorgeous ultra high-grade example of one of the very few baseball cards ever issued of the infamous “Black Sox” member Hap Felsch. There are very few cards of Felsch, and his 1916 Globe Clothing Store rookie card, with good reason, is universally recognized as one of his most attractive and significant cards. The 1916 H801-9 Globe set is identical to M101-4 Sporting News except for the different advertisement on the reverse. Though M101-4s are listed in the American Card Catalog as being issued with various backs, Jefferson Burdick elected to assign the Globe Clothing Store backs their own catalog number (H801-9). By 1919, Felsch was emerging as a top player, and might have even wound up in the Hall of Fame had he not been banned from baseball for his role in throwing the 1919 World Series. Bright, crisp, and perfectly clean both front and back, with four sharp, square corners, outstanding photo contrast, a flawless surface, and centered slightly towards the left. The reverse has the "The Globe" advertisement boldly printed in black. This is a world-class example of what is considered by many to be Hap Felsch’s most desirable card. Consigned directly from the family of legendary collector Paul Pollard. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,777.50
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