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1915 E145 Cracker Jack #176 Series Complete PSA-Graded Set (176)

Starting Bid - $10,000.00 , Sold For - $41,125.00

The 1915 Cracker Jacks are universally regarded as one of the most classic and highly regarded baseball card sets ever produced. Issued one card per box, the entire set of 176 cards could also be ordered by mail in exchange for 100 coupons, or 1 coupon plus 25 cents. Offered is the complete set of all 176 card of this important issue. All 176 cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. Twenty-five cards range in grade from Ex to Nr/Mt-Mt, seventy-four cards range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and seventy-seven are in lesser grades (mostly Good). This set is listed on the "PSA Set Registry" list. It is the fourteenth-highest graded set out of twenty registered sets, with an average grade of 2.64. This is a very interesting grade 1915 Cracker Jacks because they are rarely offered in set form in this condition. Because the 1915 cards were available in set form directly from the factory by mail, many 1915 cards have survived in high grade. They are very popular and also, naturally, very expensive. A Nr/Mt to Mt set lists for over $325,000 in the SMR. To collect this set on a reasonable budget, in lower grade, is harder than meets the eye, because the lower grade, more reasonably priced cards, of which this set is primarily comprised, tend to be cards that were actually packaged with Cracker Jack (as opposed to factory-set cards that were somehow mishandled or damaged). If there had been no factory-set offer, 1915 Cracker Jack cards would be of the exact same rarity and have the exact same condition distribution as the 1914 #144 Series cards. A relatively affordable set of 1915 Cracker Jacks is rarely offered. The fact that this whole set will probably sell for what a few high-grade cards would sell for speaks volumes about the value a mid-grade set represents, and why so many collectors would find this set particularly desirable. As can be seen in the following condition report, included are many strong mid-grade cards, such as key card Ty Cobb PSA VG-EX 4 and Honus Wagner PSA VG 3. This is a set that, like any classic vintage-card set, could easily be broken up and sold individually. This is also a set that would be a lot harder than it might appear to put back together in this condition. The complete PSA grading composite consist of the following: One NM-MT 8: #127 (OC). Two NM 7: #29 and 63. Five EX-MT 6: #8, 20, 33, 38, and 118. Seventeen EX 5: #5, 7 Collins, 21, 51, 53, 58, 73 Carey, 83, 86, 95, 98, 110, 113, 115, 135, 144, and 153. Twenty-one VG-EX 4: #10, 17 Bresnahan, 18 Evers, 30 Ty Cobb, 43 Marquard, 45, 70 Clarke, 72, 76, 100, 105, 106, 117, 124, 130, 131, 139, 142, 151, 163, and 176 (last card in set). Fifty-three VG 3: #6 Plank, 9, 11, 14 Crawford, 15, 16, 19 Bender, 24, 25, 27, 31, 34, 40, 42, 46, 48 (MK), 52 Wheat, 62, 67, 68 Honus Wagner, 71, 75 Huggins, 81, 82, 84, 87, 89, 91, 92, 93, 94 Cicotte (Black Sox), 99 Chase, 107, 109, 112, 114, 116, 119, 120, 123, 128, 133 Rickey, 138, 140, 148, 149, 157, 161 Roush (MK), 166, 169, 172, 173, and 175 (MC). Forty GOOD 2: #1, 2 Baker (MK), 3 Tinker, 4 (MK), 12 Mack, 22 Wood, 32 Brown, 39 Gandil (Black Sox), 41, 47, 50, 56, 60 (MK), 61 Schalk (MK), 65 Speaker, 66 Lajoie (MK), 69 McGraw, 78, 80, 85, 101, 102, 103 Joe Jackson, 104, 108, 111, 122, 126, 136 Maranville, 141, 145, 152, 154, 155 (MK), 162, 164, 165, 167 Griffith, 168 (MK), and 170. Twenty-five PR-FR 1: #13, 23 Comiskey, 26, 28, 35 Hooper, 36 Walsh, 37 Alexander, 49 (MK), 55, 57 Johnson, 59, 88 Mathewson (MK), 90, 97 (MK), 121, 125, 129, 132, 134, 143, 146 (MK), 147, 156, 158, 171, and 174. Eleven Authentic: #44, 54, 64, 74, 77 Jennings, 79, 96, 137, 150, 159, and 160. This is a rarely offered, relatively affordable medium-grade complete set of one of card collecting's most classic issues. Total 175 cards. Reserve $10,000. Estimate $20,000+. SOLD FOR $41,125.00


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