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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

1917 Boston Store #87 Walter Johnson


We just received another collection that had a few Boston Store cards in it, including a PSA 4 VG-EX #87 Walter Johnson. This card is exceedingly rare, as it has a population of one. There are only two PSA-graded Walter Johnson cards from the Boston Store set that currently exist (the other grades a 6 EX-MT). The Boston Store cards are particularly hard to find because the cardstock was thin and many of the cards that have survived are in Poor or Fair condition. Click here if you would like to read our previous article about the 1917 H801-8 Boston Store baseball card set.

At the time this card was printed, Walter Johnson was in the middle of his 21-year-career with the Senators. By 1917, Johnson had already won an AL MVP award for his spectacular 1913 season, in which he had an ERA of 1.14 and threw 11 shut-outs.