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1902-1911 W600 Sporting Life Hall of Fame Cabinet-Card Collection Including Cy Young (3)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $6,463

Collection of three W600 Sporting Life cabinets comprised exclusively of Hall of Famers, including Cy Young, each graded and encapsulated by SGC. This is a newly discovered group consigned by a political-items collector who in his travels just happened to come across these rare cards. These are beautiful cards! Do not be fooled by the modest SCG grades assigned to these stunning W600 Hall of Famers! These cards have each been downgraded due to a single piece of paper tape on their reverses that is somehow related to their method of display or storage long ago. 1) Roger Bresnahan (POOR 10, bright and crisp with an Excellent appearance on the front, with just a few little chips of paper loss along the top edge, but downgraded to POOR 10 due to paper tape on the back; great-looking card); 2) Ed Walsh (FAIR 20, striking example with an Excellent appearance on the front at a glance, with just a tiny chip out of the top edge and a small area of paper loss near the upper right corner, downgraded to FAIR 20 due to paper tape on the back); 3) Cy Young (deemed Authentic by SGC due to evidence of a slight trim, apparently along the right border; this is extremely difficult to detect; if this card is trimmed we do not believe this was done maliciously; the card has a horizontal line across the bottom that is not particularly distracting, and otherwise has a strong Excellent appearance from the front; a strip of paper tape is attached to the reverse, still an absolutely stunning card; Young is the highlight of the lot in terms of overall appearance, even though the two other cards in this lot have been graded higher by SGC). W600s are one of the rarest sets from the early part of the century, and one of the most substantial and well-made card sets ever produced. W600 Hall of Famers, in particular, have always been highly prized by serious collectors. This is a very rare trio of technically low-grade Hall of Famers, each with tremendous visual appeal, from this extraordinary issue, including a very attractive example of Cy Young, one of the most desirable Hall of Famers in the entire set. Total 3 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $6,463

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