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The Breisch Williams E107 set of 1903 is important because it was the first major baseball card set of the 20th Century.  Featuring sharp, black-and-white photographic images, the E107 set contains 147 subjects and has become a popular set among advanced collectors due to the number of rookie cards of Hall of Famers, along with its scarcity.

High-grade E107s are virtually nonexistent.  With a current graded population of 713 between PSA and SGC, just 38 have graded EX or better, with a scant two cards grading above an unqualified NM.  E107s are frequently damaged and torn, with front and back images suffering from wrinkling, staining, paper loss, and scrapbook damage.  In fact, more than half the graded population of E107s have been assessed at a grade of 2 or lower.

Given that, this example of Ollie Pickering is virtually pristine for the issue; well-centered with a crisp, clear image and only rounded corners and some mild staining along the top border taking away from what is otherwise a beautiful specimen.  Indeed, this is the highest-graded Pickering available in an SGC holder, with only a PSA 5Q achieving a higher numeric grade, with the aforementioned qualifier bringing its value for GPA purposes back to a 3.  A card of the blank-backed variety, this may be the nicest E107 Pickering in existence.

This is a gorgeous example of a very scarce card, one that any type collector would be thrilled to have in his/her collection.
1903 E107 Breisch Williams Ollie Pickering - SGC VG 401903 E107 Breisch Williams Ollie Pickering - SGC VG 40
1903 E107 Breisch Williams Ollie Pickering - SGC VG 40
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,714
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
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