1915 Cracker Jack #19 Chief Bender (SGC 96 MINT 9) "1 of 2"; Highest Graded Example on Both the SGC & PSA Pop Charts!
Author of over 200 victories and four single-season E.R.A.'s less than 2.00, Bender was called upon "time after time" by Connie Mack to deliver a crucial World Series win. Overall, Bender did not disappoint his immortal manager, winning 6 World Series games in assisting the A's in winning three World Championships. His popularity is vast among the most esteemed vintage card enthusiasts, and no bender cardboard relic may be more sought after than his renowned Cracker Jack subject. Presented here just happens to be the Hall of Fame right-hander's 1915 Cracker Jack in an astonishing SGC Mint 9 holder.
Super scarce at this stratospheric plateau, only a single other SGC example exists (one PSA specimen as well) with NONE graded higher on both the SGC and PSA "Pop" Charts! Bender's classic portrait representation on this offering is nothing short of breathtaking, set against a "fire engine" unblemished red background and exhibiting near-perfect centering. Bright borders as well as sharp corners/edging provide a spectacular perimeter, and the reverse side text still retains its original black boldness. Time after time, Connie Mack called upon Bender to win a critical World Series game, and likewise, we highly advise you to answer the bell and seize this 103-year-old masterpiece that stands supreme at the top of the charts!
MIN BID $5,000