Love of the Game February 2, 2013 Auction
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One of a large collection of beautiful T3 Turkey Reds that we will feature in our winter and spring auctions, this is a stunning cabinet of Athletics third baseman Frank "Home Run" Baker.  Baker, known nicknamed thusly due to a four-year stretch during which he led the American League in home runs (1911-14), sat out the entire 1915 season during a contract dispute with Connie Mack.  His contract was sold to the New York Yankees, where baker played four seasons before retiring at the end of the 1919 season.  He returned for 1921 and 22, however, which enabled "Home Run" baker to share a roster with the greatest home run hitter of them all, Babe Ruth.

This card, graded VG/EX 4 by PSA, exhibits vivid color with minor surface wear and very faintly rounded corners.  The Turkey Red ad back version of this card is fairly plentiful by T3 standards, though we will submit that it is unlikely that a nicer example exists in this grade.  A strong, colorful example of a key card from one of the most popular players of 1911.

Population Data
PSA Population: 43 total graded, 12 at this level, 14 higher
SGC Population: 11 total graded, 3 at this level, 3 higher
1910-11 T3 Turkey Red Home Run Baker (HOF - ad back) - PSA VG/EX 41910-11 T3 Turkey Red Home Run Baker (HOF - ad back) - PSA VG/EX 4
1910-11 T3 Turkey Red Home Run Baker (HOF - ad back) - PSA VG/EX 4
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Minimum Bid: $300
Final prices include buyers premium.: $708
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
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