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1902-1911 W600 Sporting Life Cabinet Jimmy Collins - Rookie
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,800
Graded VG 3 by PSA. Outstanding W600 Sporting Life series cabinet-card featuring Hall of Fame third baseman Jimmy Collins of the Boston Americans. This is a very attractive example of Jimmy Collins' true rookie card. Two variations of Collins (both in uniform) were issued in W600: one with a Boston team designation (1902) and one with a Philadelphia team designation (1908). The offered example is the earlier "Boston" variation. Collins was the greatest third baseman of his era. He led his league's third basemen in putouts five times, assists four times, double plays twice, and still stands second all-time in career putouts at third base. Collins was player-manager of the Red Sox in the American League's first six seasons, leading Boston to a victory over Pittsburgh in the inaugural World Series in 1903. This is an extremely bright and crisp card, both front and back, with no creases and only light wear at the corners. The blank reverse is clean with only a small spot of discoloration showing in the top center (mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy). W600 Sporting Life cabinet cards were available only by mail and they are universally recognized as among the most substantial and highest-quality baseball-card sets ever issued. This is a beautiful midgrade example of one of one of the most desirable of all W600 Hall of Famers, and one of Jimmy Collins' rarest and most impressive cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,800
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