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Lot # 350 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1916 Tango Eggs PSA-Graded Collection (6)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,200

Collection of six 1916 Tango Eggs cards (four different), each graded by PSA (all submitted by REA, except for one numerically graded example). These cards, of course, originate from one of the most legendary of all vintage-card finds: the Tango Brand Eggs card find of 1993. Our consignor bought almost two dozen cards from the find in the 1990s, and even then (like just about everyone else) he was not able to locate any of the rarer low-population cards. The cards are exceptionally crisp and clean, as is usually the case with Tango Eggs cards, and the group as a whole is overall very consistent and reasonably uniform in appearance. Five of the cards have been graded "Authentic" by PSA due to evidence of trimming but present as Excellent to Near Mint. (The cards may not actually be trimmed, though they do appear more narrow than other Tango Eggs cards, potentially as a result of poor cutting at the factory.) This collection consists of the following: Two Bob Bescher (NM-MT 8 [OC] and Authentic), Red Dooin (Authentic), two Hughie Jennings (HOF, both Authentic), and Billy Meyer (Authentic; this card actually pictures Fred Jacklitsch). 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. This is an extremely attractive group of cards from one of the most interesting vintage-card finds in the history of collecting. Total: 6 cards.
SOLD FOR $1,200

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