Lot # 778: 1937 San Diego Padres PCL Real-Photo Team Postcard with Ted Williams (Rookie)

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2017",
which ran from 10/6/2017 2:00 PM to
10/29/2017 12:00 PM

Rare real-photo postcard picturing the 1937 San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League. Twenty-five team members are pictured, including future Hall of Famer Ted Williams, who was in just his second season of professional baseball. The team and year are identified in print along the top, while the individual players are identified in print along the base. Williams (seated in the rear, second from the right) was just eighteen-years old at the time, but his batting talents were already on display. The "Splendid Splinter" batted .291 with a team-high 23 home runs in 138 games with San Diego in 1937. The following season he was assigned to the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association before joining the Red Sox for good in 1939. This is just the second example of this 1937 San Diego team postcard we have ever seen and the first we have offered. The glossy postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches) displays a number of light creases throughout, as well as a small stain along the left border. It has not been addressed or mailed. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++.

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