Lot # 160: 1906 Fan Craze American League Bill Bernhardt PSA MINT 9 - Highest Graded!

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Graded MINT 9 by PSA. One of eight examples graded at this lofty level with none higher! Outstanding sample card of Bill Bernhardt (Cleveland Naps) from the 1906 Fan Craze playing-card set. Issued in 1906 by the Fan Craze Company of Cincinnati, these cards were designed as a deck of baseball game playing cards and feature what many collectors consider the finest portrait poses of turn-of-the-century ballplayers ever produced on baseball cards. The Fan Craze set has a special significance to collectors, as it is one of the few sets issued in the earliest years of the twentieth century, and the set includes many players who appear in no other card sets. Because of its year of issue, it is also one of the few sets which include a blend of 1910-era stars along with players who made their mark in the nineteenth century. The offered example is virtually flawless. Crisp, clean image, with no wear to the corners and edges, and a clean blue reverse. A MINT sample card from one of the most important issues of the era. Reserve $100. Estimate (open).

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