Lot # 196: 1903 E107 Breisch-Williams Ossee Schreckengost

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2019",
which ran from 11/20/2019 12:30 PM to
12/8/2019 6:00 PM

Scarce E107 Breisch-Williams card of Philadelphia Athletics catcher Ossee Schreckengost. Highly rated by Connie Mack as a defensive catcher and handler of pitchers, Schreckengost and Hall of Famer Rube Waddell formed a devastating duo for the early Athletics. Schreckengost despised shin guards (which were invented near the end of his career), and used a one-handed catching style over fifty years before it became an accepted technique. The image on this card is bold, with strong contrast and outstanding centering. Graded POOR 10 by SGC due to multiple creases, a small area of paper loss on the front, and light staining on the back. The desirable advertising reverse is boldly printed. A relatively affordable sample from the very desirable E107 set. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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