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Lot # 112: 1920 William Pierson, "Extreme Philadelphia Athletics Rarity" Unique New Discovery

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 3 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 4/11/2023 12:00 AM to
4/29/2023 8:00 PM

There are tough baseball players to find images of, then there is William Pierson. An eight game major leaguer whose images have never been found until this offering. He is so rare that even the photograph on baseballreference.com is a grainy newspaper cut from a minor league team photograph! This exciting new discovery not only captures Pierson in crystal clarity, but also shows him in his Philadelphia Athletics uniform from the previous season (1919) while he was at spring training in 1920 trying to make the squad. Stamped on the back by NEA and with the date, this is completely unique and being offered here for the first time ever. An important new image to add to the database of deadball era ballplayers that has never been seen before until now! The photo has a crease on the lower right but otherwise it looks outstanding!

Size: 7x9.75
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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