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1911 E100 Bishop & Co. (Type 1) Buck Weaver - PSA NM 7 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $5,925

Graded NM 7 by PSA. Highest-graded example to date by PSA or SGC! In fact, the next-highest PSA grade is a VG-EX 4 and the highest SGC grade is EX 60. Buck Weaver, a member of the infamous 1919 Black Sox, has reached cult status in the collecting world. His cards routinely sell for more than Hall of Famers from the same sets in which he appears. Unfortunately for collectors, Weaver appears in very few sets. This is an outstanding ultra-high grade world-class example of what is perhaps Buck Weaver's rarest card: his 1911 E100 Bishop card which pictures him with San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League, before his Major League playing days with the Chicago White Sox. The thirty-card 1911 E100 Bishop & Co. set is one of the rarest of all Pacific Coast League issues and also one of the rarest of all 1910-era candy-card issues. The set is also among the most interesting and distinctively designed of all caramel-card issues. This is an extremely attractive card of Weaver in a batting pose set against a striking blue background. The card is beautifully centered, perfectly clean front and back, has four sharp corners (just the slightest hint of wear in the lower left), and virtually flawless registration. The checklist for the set is boldly printed on the reverse. Mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy, there is evidence of four extremely light horizontal print lines across the back. This is an absolutely stunning high-grade example (literally the finest in existence of all known graded examples) of one of the great rarities of all "Black Sox" cards and the key card from this rare, distinctive, and highly sought-after PCL issue. Reserve $2,000. Estimate (open).
SOLD FOR $5,925


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