Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons XXII
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/17/2009
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. While Cracker Jack baseball cards were inserted in the caramel boxes both these years, what makes aesthetically pleasing 1914 issues so tough (as opposed to 1915 issues) was that the 1915 cards could be obtained as a set via mail order. The only methodology for collecting the 1914 version was to pull them from the Cracker Jack box, resulting in serious caramel staining on many of these existing subjects. With that in mind, presented here is the Hall of Fame Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey in an outstanding PSA 7 holder. Currently, only ONE other example exists at this tier with a sole copy 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 bright red background, and encompassed by four dazzling white borders. The overall frame is almost perfectly centered, with sharp edging and perfectly square corners completing a “blistering” front side. The reverse side jet black print is vividly registered, completing an absolute museum worthy masterpiece. Overall, this is a solid “near mint 7” 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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