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Lot # 479 (of 1727)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1916-1920 W-UNC "Big Head" Strip Card Rogers Hornsby - Rookie

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $940

Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. High-grade example of Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby's rookie card one of the key cards from the extremely unique "Big Head" Strip Card set. (Note: Hornsby's E135 Collins McCarthy card, which is definitely a 1917 issue, can also certainly lay claim to being Hornsby's rookie card.) Because these "Big Head" cards were hand-cut from strips, they tend to have very slightly irregular cuts, and SGC rarely assigns a numerical grade to them (or to strip cards in general). This striking and essentially perfectly cut example is one of the rare exceptions to receive a numerical grade. The late teens and very early 1920s presented few baseball-card sets for youngsters to collect, and strip cards were both the most prominent and most affordable cards of the era. These small, uniquely designed cards are blank-backed and measure 1-3/8 x 2-1/2 inches. Hornsby is featured in full uniform in a batting pose. The offered card is extremely bright and clean, both front and back, with vibrant colors, and only the lightest wear on the corners. This is a very attractive example of Rogers Hornsby from one of the rarest, most unusual, and earliest sets to include this legendary Hall of Famer. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $940


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