Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXV
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/22/2011
The renowned Cracker Jack cards distributed in 1914 and 1915 within boxes of candy caramel corn treats are among the most distinguished baseball cards in the hobby. With a myriad of Cooperstown inductees to chose from, one of the immortal Hall of Famers is Mordecai “Three Fingered” Brown, and it is his amazing 1915 Cracker Jack presented here in an outstanding PSA 7 holder. Currently, only 6 other specimens have achieved the desirable near mint plateau with a sparse 7 examples graded higher! Any card of the immortal Mordecai Brown is desirable, let alone one that has only been bested by a single specimen. Due to a farm accident, two of Brown’s fingers were damaged on his right hand, eventually leading to the right hander’s iconic “Three Finger” nickname and incredible Hall of Fame career. Unforeseen was the incredible movement Brown’s deformed fingers would generate on his pitches, ultimately resulting in Mordecai achieving the third lowest lifetime E.R.A. with a microscopic 2.06 figure. His majestic pitching pose is the perfect testament to his legacy as Brown depicts his Hall of Fame throwing form affixed to a bright near-flawless red background. True, the illustration does favor the right edge, but the superior image quality, strong right angled corners, and clean front and back surfaces more than offset the off-centering. Simply stated, how often do you come across a “pack-fresh” 96 year old cardboard artifact representing one of our National Pastime’s greatest all-time hurlers!
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