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Lot # 384 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 E100 Bishop & Co. PCL Type I Buck Weaver

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,000

Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. Buck Weaver, a member of the infamous 1919 Black Sox, has reached cult status in the collecting world. His cards routinely sell for more than Hall of Famers from the same sets in which he appears. Unfortunately for collectors, Weaver appears in very few sets. This is an exceptional example of what is perhaps Buck Weaver's rarest card: his 1911 E100 Bishop card, which pictures him with San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League, before his Major League playing days with the Chicago White Sox. The thirty-card 1911 E100 Bishop & Co. set is one of the rarest of all Pacific Coast League issues and also one of the rarest of all 1910-era candy-card issues. The set is also among the most interesting and distinctively designed of all caramel-card issues. This is an extremely attractive card of Weaver in a batting pose set against a brilliant red background. The card is very well centered, perfectly clean front and back, with snow-white borders and four square corners showing tiny touches of wear. If not for a small hairline crease in the lower right corner, the card would have easily graded Excellent or better. This is a stunning example of the key card from this scarce minor-league issue, with an overall appearance substantially stronger than its technically accurate SGC grade. A worthy addition to even the most advanced Buck Weaver, PCL, prewar, or type-card collection! Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500++. SOLD FOR $3,000

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