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    1902-11 W600 Sporting Life (Type 4) Mordecai Brown SGC 80 EX/NM 6 - One of Five SGC Graded Examples! Mordecai Brown was living proof of the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Brown once said of the injured hand that earned him the "Three Finger" nickname, "That old paw served me pretty well in its time. It gave me a firmer grip on the ball, so I could spin it over the hump. It gave me a greater dip." A childhood farming accident proved to be the ultimate blessing in disguise for the 1949 posthumous Hall of Fame inductee, whose 2.06 career ERA is third best in baseball history. From 1904 to 1912, all with the Chicago Cubs, Brown would average 21 wins vs. 9 losses and an ERA of 1.83. Offered is one of his most elegant and inspiring card collectibles - his W600 Sporting Life - Type 4 premium cabinet card.

    Graded SGC 80 EX/NM 6. From a total pop of just five in an SGC holder - PSA adds only three more - he is one of the more compelling and difficult W600 HoFers to acquire. This is the highest graded example of the eight. The card mount shows only some minor and to expected, wear at the corners. No creases, wrinkles, scuffing, ink, pencil or soiling of any kind is present. Embossed over 100 years ago one still sees the keyline of the portrait area and the crossed-dual bats of the Sporting Life graphics. His central portrait is beyond comparison. Not a hint of handling. A premier W600 entry and one of the finest quality W600's on record.


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    November, 2018
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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