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Lot # 488 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1916 Tango Brand Eggs Eddie Collins

Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $2,115.00

Graded NM-MT 8 (OC) by PSA. Extremely striking and unbelievably high-grade 1916 Tango Brand Eggs card of Hall of Famer Eddie Collins of the Chicago White Sox. This is an exceptional card originating directly from one of the most legendary of all vintage card finds: the Tango Brand Eggs card find of 1993. This stunning example is perfectly bright, crisp, and clean, with brilliant colors, virtually flawless registration, displaying four razor-sharp corners, and centered 80/20 left to right. The reverse of the card is also perfectly clean, with bold black text. Tango Brand Eggs cards are very similar in design to the 1915 E106 American Caramel set, but with different captions that do not reference Federal League teams since they were issued in 1916. The fronts have a glossy coating similar to E106 and T214 Kotton Tobacco cards. The backs feature advertising for L. Frank & Company's Tango Brand Eggs. Collins is a relatively rare subject among the total population of Tango Eggs cards. According to the letter documenting the populations of each card written by the family who was the original source of the find (see REA April 2007 Lot #358), fewer than twenty-five Eddie Collins cards were in the entire Tango Eggs card find. The centering on the PSA 8 Collins in REA April 2007 Lot #358 (which was not qualified OC by PSA) appears to be the identical to this example, suggesting to us that maybe this centering is common to Tango Eggs Eddie Collins cards. This is a very sharp high-grade Hall of Famer example of one of the rarest of all prewar card issues, from one of the most interesting vintage card finds in the history of collecting. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,115.00

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