Addendum (11/21; 2:00 PM): Please note that the dating on this card has been updated to reflect additional research provided to REA that more accurately dates the Novelty Cutlery set to 1910.
Graded FAIR 1.5 by SGC. Modestly graded example of star first baseman Hal Chase of the New York Highlanders (later became the Yankees) from the rare and highly regarded PC805 postcard set issued by the Novelty Cutlery Co. of Canton, Ohio, in 1910. Chase was, in fact, a major star of the day, but his involvement with gambling and unsavory characters undermined his legend, and ensured that he would forever remain a "non-Hall of Famer." The PC805 series is universally recognized as one of the most desirable of all baseball postcard issues. These cards have always been appreciated by collectors both for their extreme rarity and distinctive style. The card is bright and crisp with light, even wear to the corners, and minor creasing. There are a few black cancellations marks visible on the front. The reverse has pencil writing and has been mailed. The postmark reads "Nov. 9, 1915." This is a very attractive and rare card of one of the era's most legendary stars. Dimensions: 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).