Spring, 2016 Premier Auction - Closes June 11, 2016
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The oversized M101-6 cards issued between 1917 and 1920 by publisher Felix Mendelsohn are among the most beautiful photographic cards of their era.  Measuring 4 ½” x 6 ½”, the cards have long been scarce, but demand for the cards has increased exponentially in recent years, likely due to the advent of grading company holders large enough to accommodate the cards.  Though complete sets were advertised in the Sporting News at 100 cards for $5, more than 110 different subjects have now been confirmed, along with several team variations.

Today, Hall of Famers from the issue are in high demand, and we have been fortunate enough to feature a small group of four different examples.  Each presents remarkably well for the assigned grade, with sharp image contrast and clean surfaces marred by flaws that are small but fatal with respect to graded cards.  Small pinholes, writing on the reverse, and minor edge wear account for the technical grades, though we are confident that scarcity and eye appeal will more than compensate.

Beautiful image of Hall of Fame outfielder Ed Roush, one of the most interesting storytellers in the wonderful baseball book The Glory Of Their Times.  Though the card itself has been graded POOR 10 by SGC, the grade is assigned largely due to pinholes in the left and right corner.  The image quality is exceptional, with very little wear beyond the aforementioned blemishes.  Cards from this issue are exceptionally difficult to find, and pinholes are typical due to their large size.  A beautiful specimen of a key Hall of Famer from the era.

1917-20 Felix Mendelsohn Ed Roush (HOF) - SGC POOR 101917-20 Felix Mendelsohn Ed Roush (HOF) - SGC POOR 10
1917-20 Felix Mendelsohn Ed Roush (HOF) - SGC POOR 10
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $840
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Auction closed on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
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