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Lot # 537 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1916 Tango Brand Eggs PSA-Graded Collection (9)

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,422

Collection of nine (of the twenty in the set) different 1916 Tango Eggs, each graded by PSA (all submitted by REA). This is a large group for Tango Eggs, highlighted by two Hall of Famers and one future “Black Sox.” 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 these in the 1990s, and even then (like just about everyone else) he was not able to locate any of the rarer low-population cards from the find. This group still represents nearly one-half of the known cards from the set and is an extremely substantial collection of these fascinating cards. It may not be possible to complete this set, due to the rarity of many cards, but this is a very impressive representation. 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. Seven of the cards have been graded "Authentic" by PSA due to evidence of trimming but present as Excellent to Near Mint. PSA Condition Report: Bob Bescher (EX-MT 6), Hal Chase (Authentic), Eddie Collins (HOF, Authentic), Red Dooin (Authentic), Hughie Jennings (HOF, Authentic), George McQuillen (Authentic), Billy Meyer (Authentic; this card actually pictures Fred Jacklitsch), Danny Murphy (Authentic), Buck Weaver (Black Sox, VG-EX 4; this card actually pictures Joe Tinker). 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. Four Tango Eggs cards feature images which are identified differently in the E106 set. For example, as noted above, the image on the Tango Eggs card identified as Buck Weaver actually pictures Joe Tinker. This is an extremely substantial group of cards from one of the most interesting vintage-card finds in the history of collecting. Total: 9 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,422

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