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1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy #71 Harry Heilmann SGC EX 60 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $1,920

Graded EX 60 by SGC. One of only two examples graded at this level with none higher! Presented is a very attractive high-grade E135 Collins-McCarthy card of Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Harry Heilmann. Issued in 1917 by the Collins-McCarthy Candy Co. of San Francisco, the 200-card black-and-white E135 set was the company's only venture into issuing cards of Major Leaguers. Unlike the somewhat similar 1916 M101-4/5 Sporting News set, these cards were never issued as complete sets to the public, and so are naturally much rarer, and were also larger than M101-4/5 cards. The E135 set was produced on a slightly thinner stock that is far more susceptible to wear, and has a very glossy surface, which is very prone to creasing. This example is bright and clean, with outstanding contrast, light touches of wear to the corners (slightly more in the upper right), and centering slightly to the bottom. Perfectly clean, boldly printed reverse. This is a magnificent high-grade example of a significant and rarely offered Harry Heilmann card dating from the late teens, a time during which very few card sets were issued.  Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,920

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