1902 W600 Sporting Life Cabinet – Connie Mack - Street Clothes "Type 1" Variation (PSA Good 2/MK ) – Connie Mack's Inaugural 20th Century Card Issued in 1902! – "The Only PSA Encapsulated Type 1 Mack!
Presented here is one of the most significant Connie Mack cardboard artifacts on the planet! This ultra-rare W600 Sporting Life Mack cabinet stands as an extremely scarce "Type 1" specimen that was issued in 1902, placing this museum worthy offering as his bona-fide inaugural 20th century baseball card! While Mack's rookie card is his 1887 N172 Old Judge subject, this magnificent Connie Mack "PSA Good 2/MK" 1902 W600 Type 1 Mount is arguably equaling appealing, with its irrefutable paucity level substantiated by the PSA Population Report that lists this rarity as the SOLE Type 1 example of its kind! Measuring approximately 5" x 7-1/2" in size and distributed between 1902 and 1911, W600 Sporting Life Cabinets include some of our National Pastime's greatest Hall of Famers, and are highly coveted by elite enthusiasts.
"Type 1" subjects were only issued in 1902, and carry an immense rarity versus the later issued Type 2 -Type 4 players. Only a handful of the W600 stars could possibly carry the legacy of Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy (Mack's official birth name) who stands as one of our National Pastime's greatest all-time managers. Mack will forever be linked to the formal attire he wore in the dugout managing the Philadelphia Athletics for 50 consecutive years, a staggering record that most likely will never be broken. Throughout that half-century, he captured an impressive 9 A.L. pennants and 5 World Championships (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930). Before he wore his managerial suit and Abe Lincoln like top-hat, he was a formidable 19th century player, handling every position except 3rd base and pitcher, with catching being his primary chore.
This Connie Mack offering portrays the classic Carl Horner portrait pose seen on several later issued cards and portrays absolutely spectacular contrast and crystal-clear clarity. The image itself is breathtaking, with additional attributes including square corners and a brilliant surface that shows virtually no ill effects for the past 117 years. For full disclosure, the "MK" qualifier is due to a diminutive "1902" ink notation situated directly beneath the central frame and barely visible to the naked eye. While the obverse side reflects strong "EX" aesthetics, the "2" assessment is solely due to obvious scrapbook and glue residue on the blank verso. Fortunately, the aforementioned technical flaws do not impede the critical Connie Mack central pose, justifying why this extremely rare PSA "1 of 1" cardboard masterpiece merits serious attention from any esteemed collector!
MIN BID $1,000