Lot # 32: 1912 T227 Frank “Home-Run” Baker – Miner’s Extra (SGC 45 VG+ 3.5) - SOLE & Highest Graded SGC Miner’s Extra Example!

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Holy Grail Rarities Auction",
which ran from 11/19/2018 6:15 PM to
12/15/2018 7:00 PM

(LOT 32)
1912 T227 Frank "Home-Run" Baker Miner's Extra (SGC 45 VG+ 3.5) - SOLE & Highest Graded SGC Miner's Extra Example!

Frank Baker achieved both immortality and his iconic "Home Run" nickname when he belted home runs on successive days in the 1911 World Series against future Cooperstown inductees Rube Marquard and Christy Mathewson. Synonymous with his revered "on the field" achievements is this eclectic 1912 T227 Miner's Extra offering that has been graded an SGC VG+ 3.5. Rarely do we get the opportunity to brag about a "3.5" assessment, yet due to the extreme condition sensitivity of these oversized cards, VG or higher examples are few and far between. SGC's census report substantiates that notion with this popular Baker subject the SOLE and HIGHEST GRADED specimen of the 16 encapsulated SGC Miner's Extra Frank Bakers!

Unquestionably the most imposing image of Baker on any of his vintage cards, the classic batting pose portrays the Athletics star looking up at what may be one of his lead-leading home runs, ably assisted by the bright baby blue background that make this a highly celebrated Baker keepsake. Of significant note for any of the 1912 "Series of Champions" baseball players is that they are the only baseball cards ever produced with "Miner's Extra" cigarette advertisement. Fine centering, no obtrusive surface blemishes and an eye pleasing even corner wear complete this 106-year old marvel that stands alone at the top of the SGC "Pop" charts!

MIN BID $750

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