Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons XXI
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/8/2009
One of the most prestigious baseball cards ever produced were the Cracker Jack cardboard relics included in the caramel candy boxes in 1914 and 1915. Loaded with many of our National Pastime’s Cooperstown inductees, one of those Hall of Famers, Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey, is offered here in an outstanding PSA 8 holder. Currently, only ONE other example (an 8.5) has been graded higher! Hall of Fame 1st baseman and owner Charles Comiskey is famous for being the founding father of the Chicago White Sox, and being their owner for 31 years. He also assisted Ban Johnson in creating the American League. On the field, he revolutionized the 1st base position by allowing pitchers to cover the bag on ground balls hit wide of 1st base, and he was one of the original manager’s to position fielders for different batters. Adorned with his famous hat, Comiskey’s portrait image is absolutely brilliant, set against a strikingly vibrant red background, and encompassed by four dazzling white borders. The overall frame is centered relatively 50/50 “top to bottom” and approximately 60/40 “right to left”. Sharp edging and perfectly square corners complete a “blistering” front side, and the reverse side jet black print is vividly registered. Overall, this is a solid “8” example of one of baseball’s most prestigious Hall of Famers, undoubtedly worthy of being included in any high end collection on the planet!
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