Lot # 183: 1902-1911 W600 Sporting Life Cabinet Jack Chesbro

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 9 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2019",
which ran from 11/20/2019 12:30 PM to
12/8/2019 6:00 PM

Presented is a very presentable, yet modestly graded example of Hall of Famer Jack Chesbro in uniform from the very popular W600 Sporting Life cabinet-card set, issued in 1902. Three variations of Chesbro were issued in W600: in street clothes with Pittsburgh (1902), in street clothes with New York (1903), and in uniform with New York (1903). The offered example is the “in uniform” variation and is one of Jack Chesbro's earliest cards (the street clothes version technically predates the uniform version). Graded POOR 10 by SGC due to three tack holes in the center of the top, bottom, and right borders, the card is otherwise bright and crisp, with a strong image, outstanding centering, and even wear at the four corners. There is a stain along the top of the image and bottom of the cabinet. The blank reverse is mostly clean, with a few ink notations near the top. W600 Sporting Life cabinet cards were available only by mail and they are universally recognized as among the most substantial and highest-quality baseball-card sets ever issued. This is a very presentable example of one of the rarest and most impressive of all Jack Chesbro cards, and would be a very significant addition to any serious Hall of Fame or prewar card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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