Lot # 91: 1902-1911 W600 Sporting Life Cabinet "Iron Man" Joe McGinnity (Uniform - Type 3 Mount) PSA VG-EX+ 4.5

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2020",
which ran from 7/24/2020 12:00 PM to
8/16/2020 6:00 PM

Graded VG-EX+ 4.5 by PSA. Outstanding W600 Sporting Life series cabinet-card featuring Hall of Fame pitcher "Iron Man" Joe McGinnity of the New York Giants. Two variations of McGinnity were issued in W600: in street clothes and in uniform. The offered example is the “in uniform” variation. As a rookie he won 28 games, and for the next decade he averaged 25 victories each season, pitching over 300 innings every year but one. He earned his nickname by on occasion pitching both ends of a doubleheader. This is an extremely bright and crisp card, both front and back, with a flawless portrait image, and even wear at the corners. No major creases (just a couple tiny corner creases mentioned for accuracy). Superb visual appeal! It should be noted that this example was previously encapsulated as Authentic by SGC, potentially due to a slightly irregular cut, but the card was submitted to PSA for review, and they found nothing precluding it from receiving a numerical grade. 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 beautiful high-grade example of one of the most desirable of all W600 Hall of Famers, and one of Joe McGinnity’s rarest and most impressive cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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