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8009   1904-11 W600 Sporting Life Cabinet James Collins - SGC 1 (Type 4)  $200 $910 $1001 6 You must login to place a bid.
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#8009 - 1904-11 W600 Sporting Life Cabinet James Collins - SGC 1 (Type 4) Estimate: $500+

Graded by SGC POOR 1.

Offered is a very rare cabinet card of Hall of Famer James Collins, adhered to a Type 4 mount, distributed in the early part of the 20th century by the Sporting Life company.

The cards were offered individually for sale for 10 cents apiece and via a redemption program, and while the current roster is approximately 450, there were more than likely over 600 originally issued subjects.

This offered Collins card measures 5.25 x 7 inches and shows him in uniform when he was a minor league player. This was after a Hall of Fame playing career, and a stint as manager of the Boston Red Sox, and who led the team to the first ever World Series, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Only a handful of each Sporting Life cabinet are known to exist, and is graded and encapsulated by SGC. While the image of Collins is still crisp, there is significant staining on the image and surrounding mount. Other issues include corner wear, creasing and a large amount of statistics written in pencil on the reverse.

All in all, this card is extremely rare, one of a handful of known copies, and would be a perfect Type example for your collection.

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