Love of the Game February 2, 2013 Auction
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Davy "Kangaroo" Jones was an outfielder who played for fifteen seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Browns, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Rebels of the Federal League.  Most of his career was spent in Detroit, as the third member of an outfield that included Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford.  Steady and Dependable, Jones got on base, stole bases and scored runs, coming home 134 times in 1907.

What's important about Jones for the purpose of the T3 Turkey Red cabinet set, however, is not Jones' statistics but the extraordinary scarcity of his card, particularly the example with the Turkey Red advertisement on the reverse.  The second series of T3 baseball cards could be found either with a checklist or a Turkey Red Cigarettes ad on the reverse, and in the case of Jones' card there is a distinct difference in scarcity, the ad back being markedly more rare than the already-scarce checklist back.  Case in point: between PSA and SGC, there are just 13 graded copies of this card in existence.

The card itself is accurately graded, though the front does not reflect the grade as well as one would think.  General wear and surface dirt is an indicator of this card's scarcity; in comparison with the other cards we are presenting in this auction from this collection, we can see that this was a card that was never upgraded by the original collector, an indication that obtaining one must have been difficult.  The card reverse has significant damage, a good deal of paper loss consistent with scrapbook removal, the number "100" written in pencil at the top, and a curious number "0" stenciled or stamped at the bottom of the card.

Still, this is a tremendously difficult card to obtain in any condition, one of the most scarce in the set.

Population Data
SGC Population: 4 total graded, 0at this level, 4 higher
PSA Population: 7 total graded, 0 at this level, 7 higher

*Please note that the population data we are providing here reflects just the examples of this card with the Turkey Red back.  Among examples with the more plentiful checklist back, PSA and SGC have graded an additional 25 examples, 2 at this level and 23 higher.
Scarce 1910-11 T3 Turkey Red #100 Davy Jones - SGC POOR 10 - low pop!Scarce 1910-11 T3 Turkey Red #100 Davy Jones - SGC POOR 10 - low pop!
Scarce 1910-11 T3 Turkey Red #100 Davy Jones - SGC POOR 10 - low pop!
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $153
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
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