Lot # 1689: c.1916 Eddie Collins “Batting” PSA Type 1 Encapsulated George Grantham Bain Photo – Measures Approx. 4” x 6”

Category: Photos

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall Rarities Auction 2021",
which ran from 9/25/2021 12:00 PM to
10/9/2021 7:00 PM

(LOT 1689)
c.1916 Eddie Collins "Batting" PSA Type 1 Encapsulated George Grantham Bain Photo Measures Approx. 4" x 6"

This outstanding c.1916 Eddie Collins PSA Type 1 George Grantham Bain photo portrays the legendary Hall of Famer in a classic batting pose. The immortal Cooperstown Inductee is donning his White Sox pinstripe uniform, and as most historians attest to, along with Hornsby and Lajoie, Collins is regarded as one of the greatest 2nd sackers of all-time. His statistical achievements make a strong case for this argument including a staggering .333 lifetime average that was achieved via 3,315 safeties. Collins was also a complete player, widely regarded as the best fielding 2nd baseman of his era, and was a fantastic base runner, swiping 741 bases throughout a spectacular 25-year career.

Measuring approximately 4" x 6", his outstanding image portrays crystal-clear clarity and near-perfect contrast, as the sweet-swinging 2nd baseman takes batting practice at Comiskey Park donning his home pinstripes. A relatively clean surface reveals no glaring blemishes, with some faint surface scratches and stray wrinkles barely visible to the naked eye. The typical Bain block lettering is evident along the top border ("E. COLLINS"), and the flip side reveals the renowned George Grantham Bain News Service credit stamp as well as a bold violet stamp reading: "EDDIE COLLINS 2nd baseman of White Sox May 22, 1916". Fortunately for the "clean-cut" Eddie Collins, three years later he took no part in the despicable 1919 Black-Sox conspiracy to "throw" the World Series, preserving his honor and integrity that forever stands "heads and heels" above a majority of his inferior peers!

MIN BID $200

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