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1910-Era Baseball Sample Card Collection (8)

  • Sold For: $3,851
  • Year: 1910
  • Auction: 2012 spring
  • Lot #: 151
  • Auction Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

Collection of eight extremely high quality 1910-era baseball cards, representing eight different highly regarded issues, highlighted by Hall of Famers Roger Bresnahan, John McGraw, and Cy Young, and "Black Sox" member Chick Gandil. Seven cards have been graded by SGC and one graded by PSA. Carefully assembled group of classic vintage cards from the collection of an extremely dedicated longtime advanced card collector, who chose each card with great care based on all its merits. 1) 1909 E92 Nadja Caramels: Oakes (EX 60). 2) 1909 E92 Croft's Candy: Schmidt (rare blue back, Authentic, apparently due to slight trim at top, Ex appearance). 3) 1909 E92 Croft's Cocoa: Bridwell (VG 40). 4) 1909-1910 E947 C. A. Briggs Co.: Cy Young (Boston, VG 40). This is a particularly interesting card as the image on the card is actually Cy Young's brother, Irv Young. 5) 1911 M116 Sporting Life: John McGraw (NM+ 86). 6) 1909-1911 T206: Chick Gandil (Black Sox, EX/NM 80, Sweet Caporal back). 7) 1911-1916 T216-3 Virginia Extra Cigarettes: John McGraw (Authentic). 8) 1916 Tango Eggs: Roger Bresnahan (PSA VG-EX 4, from the famous "Tango Eggs Find", corner crease otherwise Nr/Mt). Fascinating small collection of high-quality cards from the 1910 era including four Hall of Famers and one "Black Sox" member. Total: 8 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,851

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