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Lot # 768 (768 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy #185 Buck Weaver SGC EX+ 70 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,160

Graded EX+ 70 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher! Presented is an extremely attractive high-grade E135 Collins-McCarthy card of future “Black Sox” member Buck Weaver during his Major League playing days with Chicago. 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 superb contrast, light touches of wear to the corners (slightly more in the lower right), and outstanding centering. Perfectly clean, boldly printed reverse. This is a magnificent high-grade example of a significant and rarely offered Buck Weaver card dating from the late teens, a time during which very few card sets were issued. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,160

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