Lot # 242: 1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy Johnny Evers (HOF) - SGC PR 1

Category: 1900-1948

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter, 2023 Set Builder Auction",
which ran from 1/28/2023 12:00 AM to
2/11/2023 9:00 PM

E135 is a large west coast issued set from a maker that specialized in Pacific Coast League cards.  Except for their "Baseball's Hall of Fame", which this card hails from, the other Collins-McCarthy releases all featured PCL players.  Not so here, as 200 subjects from the AL and NL are in the set, which was released at a time when few comprehensive issues came out.  It shares some photos with the later E121 set and the much-later E126 issue, both from American Caramel, but E135 came first.

The card of Hall-of-Famer Johnny Evers offered here is a tale of two sides.  The front shows signs of obvious handling, as do almost all cards from this series but has a reasonably well preserved image, while the back has clearly been affected by removal from a scrap book. Evers is harder than many HOF'ers in the set, with 9 examples in the SGC pop report and a mere 3 over at PSA.

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