Lot # 5: Rare 1950-51 Toleteros Dick Seay w/Redemption Stamp

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2024 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/11/2024 12:00 AM to
3/30/2024 9:00 PM

Exceptionally rare 1950-51 Toleteros card with the "Instant Winner" overprint bearing the letter "C" (which would qualify it for use in spelling the teams "Caguas," "Ponce," or "Santurce").  One of very few surviving examples bearing the overprint, the card has been graded PR 1 by SGC, due in part to the aforementioned red printing, but also to a heavy surface abrasion on Seay's cap.  Seay was the second baseman in the Newark Eagles' "million dollar infield," playing alongside Hall of Famers Mule Suttles, Willie Wells and Ray Dandridge.  He missed three seasons due to WWII, and sadly was in his 40s as baseball began to integrate, so he never played Major League Baseball.

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