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Lot # 359 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1916 Tango Eggs PSA-Graded Collection (9)

Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $8,225.00

Collection of nine (of the eighteen in the set) different high-grade 1916 Tango Eggs, each graded by PSA. This is an exceptional group, highlighted by two Hall of Famers and one future “Black Sox,” originating directly from one of the most legendary of all vintage card finds: the Tango Brand Eggs card find of 1993. Our consignor collected these when they were available from the original find, some fourteen years ago, but even then he was never able to locate any of the rarer low-population cards from the find. This group still represents one-half of the set and is an extremely substantial collection of these fascinating cards. It may not be possible to complete this set, due to the rarity of many cards, but this is a very impressive representation of high-grade examples of Tango Eggs cards that were reasonably possible to obtain from the find. It would be very difficult to assemble a group of this many different cards today. The cards are exceptionally crisp and clean, as is usually the case with Tango Eggs cards, and the group as a whole is overall very consistent and reasonably uniform in grade. Many of the cards have far superior eye-appeal than their technically accurate grades. PSA Report: Bob Bescher (NM-MT 8 [OC], none graded higher), Hal Chase (NM 7 [OC], none graded higher), Eddie Collins (HOF, NM-MT 8 [OC], none graded higher), Red Dooin (EX-MT 6, one of only three at this level), Hughie Jennings (HOF, NM-MT 8, none graded higher), George McQuillen (EX 5, one of only five at this level), Billy Meyer (NM 7, one of only three at this level with just one higher; this card actually pictures Fred Jacklitsch), Danny Murphy (NM 7, one of only three at this level), Buck Weaver (Black Sox, EX 5, one of only five at this level; this card actually pictures Joe Tinker). Tango Brand Eggs cards are very similar in design to the 1915 E106 American Caramel set, but with different captions that do not reference Federal League teams as they were issued in 1916. The fronts have a glossy coating similar to E106 and T214 Kotton Tobacco cards. The backs feature advertising for L. Frank & Company's Tango Brand Eggs. Four Tango Eggs cards feature images which are identified differently in the E106 set. For example, as noted above, the image on the Tango Eggs card identified as Buck Weaver actually pictures Joe Tinker. This is an extremely significant group of one of the rarest of all prewar card issues, from one of the most interesting vintage card finds in the history of collecting. Total 9 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $5,000+ SOLD FOR $8,225.00


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