Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXVII
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/4/2010
No baseball card could ever match the brilliant artistic designs and color patterns of the ultra-desirable 911 Turkey Red cabinets. These oversized premiums were obtained by mailing in coupons from Turkey Red, Old Mill and Fez brand cigarettes, and are considered by most vintage card experts as the most attractive and exquisite cards ever produced in our treasured hobby. Presented here is the legendary Hall of Famer Johnny Evers in a breathtaking SGC 70/5.5 holder. SGC’s census report indicates this is the SOLE copy at this tier with only a single copy graded higher. Furthermore, PSA lists NONE at this tier with only 2 specimens exceeding this level! Johnny Evers will forever be linked to the iconic Chicago Cubs double play combination “Tinker to Evers to Chance, substantiating why his brilliant fielding “sideways” pose by second base is an eternal testament to his legacy. Bright orange yellow and green colored hues provide a sensational setting for his pristine gray uniform image, as Evers prepares to flawlessly field another ground ball. Four blemish free borders end at four sharp edges, including square corners with the mildest touching. The checklist back is depicted in bold black typography with no surface wrinkles/creases evident on either side. After thoroughly reviewing this rarely seen mid-grade Turkey Red, we are totally perplexed as to why it fell short of the hallowed “EX-MT” Turkey Red grade. However, as in other cases, the grading service should always be allotted the “benefit of the doubt” due to the potential microscopic flaws virtually invisible to the naked eye. Regardless, no one would argue this is one of the finest Jonny Evers T3’s in existence, and worthy of a final resting place in an elite Turkey Red collection!
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