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1903 W600 Sporting Life Cabinet Jack Chesbro
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $3,555.00
Graded EX 60 by SGC. Extremely attractive W600 Sporting Life series cabinet-card featuring Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro from the New York Highlanders (later to become the Yankees) of the American League. Three poses 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 "street clothes - NY" pose. It is interesting to note that the image of Chesbro used on this card is the same image used on his E107 card. Jack Chesbro won 41 games in 1904, his highest single-season total ever, but it was his twelfth loss that everyone remembered. On the final day of the season, the Highlanders were trailing the Red Sox by a game and a half, with a doubleheader scheduled. Chesbro started the first contest and was battling in a tie game when his wild pitch allowed the winning run to score. The Yankees never came as close to a pennant in their next sixteen seasons. Bright, fresh, and impeccably clean, with just the slightest hint of even wear to the corners. No creases. On the blank reverse, there is a hint of scattered toning in the lower left; it is otherwise perfectly clean. This is a stunning ultra high-grade example of one of the best of all Jack Chesbro cards, and would be a very significant addition to any serious Hall of Fame or prewar card collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000++. SOLD FOR $3,555.00
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