Love of the Game Spring, 2014 Auction - Closes Saturday, May 31, 2014
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/1/2014

Exceptionally rare cabinet photo of the Dodgers Hall of Fame outfielder and fan favorite.  Issued in 1911 by the Jones, Keyser & Arras photo studio, these rare and highly sought after.  Part of what is thought to be a 50-card set (not all 50 have been discovered), the 4 1/4" x 7 1/4" cabinets feature sturdy grey cardboard mounts, onto which a sharp, black and white photo has been attached.

These cabinet photos are extraordinarily rare.  While we fully recognize that a large number of prewar collectors prefer to keep their collections ungraded, we also recognize grading company population reports to be an excellent gauge or rarity.  As of this writing, only 25 examples of Jones Keyser & Arras cabinets have been graded, in total.  Very few subjects have more than one graded example known.  

This is an exceptional card, with a tremendous action photo of Zack Wheat, finishing his swing.  While the card itself has been graded FAIR 20 by SGC, the technical grade refers primarily to wear on the mount, including a chip at the left corner, overall rounding, and edge chipping and a small pencil mark on the reverse.  The quality of the photo affixed to the mount, however, is marvelous, in EX-MT condition with very little wear at all.  In this case, the mount certainly did its job, which was to protect the photo.  And it is, indeed, an exceptional photo.

In researching this particular card, due to its distinctive corner chip, we were able to ascertain that this is the only example of a Jones, Keyser & Arras Zack Wheat to change hands in recent memory, selling as part of a large lot of JKA cabinets at public auction four years ago.  While this particular cabinet has been posted in various places on the internet, it is the only example of a Jones Keyser & Arras Zack Wheat that we have been able to document online.  While it is unlikely that this card is unique, there is no question that it is a remarkably rare and significant card.  

A striking image of a popular Hall of Famer from an extraordinarily rare set, possibly the only JKA Zack Wheat that collectors will see in the foreseeable future, one of the most interesting and significant cards in this entire auction.

Population Data

SGC Population: 1 total graded

PSA Population: 0 graded

RARE 1911 Jones Keyser & Arras Cabinet #306 Zach Wheat (HOF) - SGC FAIR 20RARE 1911 Jones Keyser & Arras Cabinet #306 Zach Wheat (HOF) - SGC FAIR 20
RARE 1911 Jones Keyser & Arras Cabinet #306 Zach Wheat (HOF) - SGC FAIR 20
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,832
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
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