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1911 E100 Bishop & Co. PCL Type I SGC-Graded Complete Set (30)

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $6,000

Extremely rare complete set of 1911 E100 Bishop & Co. Type I cards, one of the rarest of all Pacific Coast League issues and one of the rarest of all 1910-era candy-card issues. E100 Bishop cards are also one of the most interesting and distinctively designed of all caramel-card issues. Each card comes in a variety of different background colors (blue, green, purple, red, and yellow), and this complete set features an example of each of the five different colors. This is the first E100 Type I complete set that we have ever offered! The set is highlighted by Black Sox star Buck Weaver, who appears in very few sets. The E100 is perhaps his rarest card, which pictures him with San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League, before his Major League playing days with the Chicago White Sox. This set consists of the following: Baum (Sacramento, blue), Burrell (Vernon, red), Carlisle (Vernon, red), Cutshaw (Oakland, red), Daley (Los Angeles, green), Danzig (Sacramento, green), Delhi (Los Angeles, yellow), Delmas (Los Angeles, red), Hitt (Vernon, red), Hogan (Vernon, yellow), Lerchen (Sacramento, red), McCreedie (Portland, blue), Mohler (San Francisco, yellow), Moore (Los Angeles, blue), Nelson (Oakland, red), O'Rourke (Sacramento, blue), Patterson (Vernon, green), Pearce (Oakland, yellow), Peckinpaugh (Portland, blue), Pfyle (Oakland, blue), Powell (San Francisco, blue), Rapps (Portland, red), Seaton (Portland, green), Steen (Portland, green), Suter (San Francisco, green), Tennant (San Francisco, purple), Thomas (Sacramento, green), Tozer (Los Angeles, yellow), Wares (Oakland, green), and Weaver (San Francisco, red). All thirty cards in the offered set are graded and encapsulated as Authentic by SGC (all submitted by REA). All cards are bright, crisp, and clean, presenting as Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt overall (averaging Ex), with three lesser. Extremely close inspection reveals that these cards were neatly hand-cut from sheets at one point in time as there are very slight irregularities in the cut and size of many of the cards that are consistent only with being hand-cut. (They are not trimmed.) Despite this fact, which disqualifies the cards from receiving numerical grades (but is probably responsible for their otherwise outstanding condition), the complete set remains exceptionally attractive and quite possibly one of the highest-quality complete sets ever seen or assembled of these rare cards. Even a sample card from the E100 Bishop set can be very difficult to find. As can easily be seen, this is a remarkably crisp group with all cards bright, clean, and extremely attractive. This is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a complete set, highlighted by Buck Weaver, of the rarest of all 1910-era candy issues. Total: 30 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $6,000

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