1916 Tango Eggs SGC-Graded Collection (9)

Sold For: $3,525

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 483

Item Year: 1916

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Collection of nine (of the nineteen verified cards known in the set) different 1916 Tango Eggs, each graded by SGC. This is an exceptional group, highlighted by two Hall of Famers, originating directly from one of the most legendary of all vintage card finds: the Tango Brand Eggs card find of 1993. This group represents almost one-half of all known cards in 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 collection of high-grade examples of Tango Eggs cards. When the find of Tango Egg cards first surfaced, examples were reasonably obtainable. 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 in extremely high grade. Many of the cards have far superior eye-appeal than their technically accurate SGC-assigned grades. All are uncirculated gems! SGC Report: Bob Bescher (EX 60), Al Bridwell (VG 40), Hal Chase (POOR 10, paper loss on back), Eddie Collins (HOF, VG/EX 50), Red Dooin (NM 84, only two examples graded higher by SGC), Hughie Jennings (HOF, EX 60), George McQuillen (EX 60), Billy Meyer (VG/EX 50, this card actually pictures Fred Jacklitsch), Danny Murphy (VG/EX 50). 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. 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 $2,500. Estimate $5,000+ SOLD FOR $3,525


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