January 2010 Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on:
A stunning example of the popular 1915 horizontal Cracker Jack issue featuring he of Black Sox notoriety, Chick Gandil, famed ringleader of the eight Chicago White Sox players involved in the throwing of the 1919 World Series. While Gandil's reputation was anything but clean--he was a known associate of various underworld criminals--the offered Cracker Jack prize is without question the single most unsullied example we've ever encountered. A bona fide enigma in its current grade of NM/MT 8 from PSA, it features unusually precise centering for the issue, with impeccable MINT or better corners and edges around two completely stain-free surfaces bordering on perfection. The only conceivable imperfection remotely indicative of the opined grade is a faint and entirely unobtrusive imperfection in the registration of the extreme top left corner of the red backdrop. Everything else, so far as we can see, appears at least MINT, if not GEM! One of just a dozen in its grade with just 2 higher, both in the NM/MT+ 8.5 class, for now.
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