Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXI
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/12/2011
No discussion involving the greatest 2nd baseman in baseball history could possibly omit the immortal Eddie Collins who along with Lajoie and Hornsby is arguably the best second sacker to ever play the game. An illustrious member of the 3,000 hit club, Collins not only managed a spectacular .333 lifetime batting average but was also considered the best fielding 2nd baseman of his era. This breathtaking 1915 Cracker Jack Collins SGC 92/8.5 offering is the perfect testament to his legacy, the only SGC specimen at this stratospheric plateau with only a single subject graded higher! Furthermore, PSA’s “pop” chart indicates only 2 copies at this tier and a sole example graded higher. Collin’s stoic portrait image transcends his incredible game day intensity, residing on an impeccable bold red surface with the illustration exhibiting near perfect 50/50 centering. The factory issued precision cut edging and corners have maintained their original sharpness, the borders continue to project a dazzling white presence, and the reverse side surface and text are pristine. Eddie Collins spent his entire career building a reputation as one of the game’s greatest and fair-minded players, justifying why this high grade Cracker Jack museum worthy offering serves as the ideal memento synonymous with his superior skill sets and character!
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