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Lot # 192 (192 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1906 Fan Craze American League Addie Joss PSA NM 7

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $600

Graded NM 7 by PSA. High-grade example of Cleveland Hall of Famer Addie Joss from the 1906 Fan Craze playing-card set. Issued in 1906 by the Fan Craze Company of Cincinnati, these cards were designed as a deck of baseball game playing cards and feature what many collectors consider the finest portrait poses of turn-of-the-century ballplayers ever produced on baseball cards. Young is one of thirteen Hall of Famers represented within the 54-card set. The Fan Craze set has a special significance to collectors, as it is one of the few sets issued in the earliest years of the twentieth century, and the set includes many players who appear in no other card sets. Because of its year of issue, it is also one of the few sets which include a blend of 1910-era stars along with players who made their mark in the nineteenth century. The offered example of Joss is virtually flawless. Crisp, clean image, with extremely tiny spots of wear to the corners (visible only under close inspection), and perfectly clean blue reverse. Joss appears on relatively few vintage cards due to his tragic early passing from complications relating to meningitis in April 1911 at the age of 31. A superb example of one of the key Hall of Famers from one of the most important issues of the era. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $600

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