1910-1912 P2 Sweet Caporal Pin PSA-Graded Collection (120)

Sold For: $3,300

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 691

Item Year: 1910

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Circa 1910 P2 Sweet Caporal pin collection of 120 different pins representing approximately 58% of a complete set. This collection is of special note as it is highlighted by twenty Hall of Famers, including Cobb, Mathewson, and Young. All but three pins in the entire collection are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. PSA Grading Composite: One NM-MT 8: Heinie Wagner. Eleven NM 7: Becker, Bergen, Dougherty, Doyle (small), Gibson (small), Hooper (HOF), Jennings (HOF, large), Livingston, Oldring, Tinker (HOF, large), and Titus (small). Forty-one EX-MT 6: Abbaticchio, Ames, Beebe, Bell (large), Bender (HOF, small), Bransfield, Bridwell, Callahan, Camnitz (large), Clarke (HOF, large), Cobb (HOF, large), Collins (HOF, small), Crandall, Cree, Delahanty, Devore, Dooin (small), Downey, Duffy (HOF, small), Dygert, Elberfeld (small), Erwin, Evans, Ferguson, Flynn, Fromme, Hemphill, Lord (large), McIntyre, Milan, Mitchell, Murray (large), Oakes (small), Parent, Quinn, Schmidt (small), Suggs, Thomas (small), Wallace (HOF, no cap), Wheat (HOF, small), and Young (HOF, large). Thirty-six EX 5: Austin (large), Barger, Barry, Bates, Bresnahan (HOF, small), Byrne, Carrigan (small), Devlin, Doolan (small), Ford (small), Gaspar, Gray, Groom, Harmon, Hoblitzell, Hoffman, Jones, Krause, LaPorte (small), Latham, Leach (large), Lobert, Magee, Mathewson (HOF, large), McLean (small), Merkle, Miller, Moran, Paskert (large), Pelty, Schaefer, Speaker (HOF, large), Street (small), Warhop, White, and O. Wilson. Sixteen VG-EX 4: Baker (HOF), Drucke, Engle (small), Herzog (small), Huggins (HOF, small), Hummel, Knight (small), Konetchy, Leever, Maddox, Mattern (small), Mullin, Murphy, Smith, Stanage, and Wolter. Three VG 3: Hauser, Marquard (HOF), and Wallace (HOF, with cap, large). Nine GOOD 2: Bescher, Chase (small), Hartsel, Karger, Meyers, Phelps, Rucker (small), Stovall, and Walsh (HOF). Three ungraded pins: Donovan (missing paper and needle on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), McBride (layer of paper on back missing, otherwise Ex-Mt), and O’Leary (paper on back missing, otherwise Ex). P2s represent one of the best values of all 1910-era tobacco issues. This is an outstanding and extremely attractive collection of these popular pins with several notable highlights. The SMR value for the 117 PSA-graded pins is $5,177. Total: 120 pins. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000++.

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