1921 William Bill Tilden THE ROOKIE CARD 305 Bunsen Confectionery exceedingly rare tennis card type1

£950.00

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1921 William Bill Tilden THE ROOKIE CARD 305 Bunsen Confectionery exceedingly rare tennis card - with printed back (see other example on sale now with plain back) Price is low due to fault

SOLD AS SEEN. Creased and handling but this is 1 of only 2 known.

From 1921, William Bill Tilden. THE ROOKIE CARD! It's number is #305, made by Bunsen Confectionery, London - no doubt to honour Tilden's Wimbledon story.

This exceedingly rare tennis card dates to summer 1921. Bunsen was an on-going series over two years, making over 600 numbered cards. The #300's were apparently issued in late 1921. Later numbers came in 1922.

Even general interest cards which have no interest to collectors of today, by Bunsen, are rare but when it comes to the greatest men's tennis player ever, on a Bunsen card, it is stratospheric interest for tennis lovers and card collectors alike. SOLD AS SEEN, Corner crease, etc.