1914 H813-2 Boston Garter "Ed" Konetchy SGC EX 60 - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $7,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 907

Item Year: 1914

Category: Teens to 1920s cards

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Graded EX 60 by SGC (submitted by REA). This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher. Extremely rare and exceptionally high-grade sample card from the 1914 Boston Garter color series featuring Ed Konetchy from the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League. Boston Garters have always been one of the most highly prized of all early twentieth-century cards. In the past, this set has been identified as being issued in 1913, but it now seems clear the correct year of issue is actually 1914. All Boston Garters are extremely rare. As noted on the reverse, only one card was issued with each box of twelve garters, and the cards were to be displayed by retailers in their store windows. The reverse includes a checklist for the entire set, and Konetchy's batting and fielding averages are listed through the 1913 season. The card has no creases, bright colors, light corner wear, and a perfectly clean surface, both front and back, with very bold print on the reverse. This card is superior to most other known examples in terms of condition. It is free of the serious condition problems (most notably professional restoration, missing paper, chipping, and heavy creases) associated with most known examples of cards from this set. This is an outstanding high-grade sample from one of card collecting's most revered and legendary sets. Dimensions: 8.25 x 4 inches. From the Dan Gantt Collection.
Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++.

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