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Frank Chance
(b. September 9, 1876 - d. September 15, 1924)
Anchor of the Cubs' "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" double-play combo, Frank Chance helped Chicago win four pennants. While he was hardly a dominant player, he nevertheless hit .296 during his career and hit .310 in Series play. Chance's career was cut short by repeated beanings, which eventually left him deaf in one ear. "The Peerless Leader" managed the Cubs for seven years and won at least 100 games four times.
Inducted in 1946
1911 T205 Sweet Caporal (Factory 42, NC) Frank Chance PSA 6 EX-MT
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Comments: It's always been T205 for Chance. I picked up my first example in April, 2002. The following April, I won a SGC 60 card on eBay. In June, 2003 I purchased a PSA 5, with a different back, off the Larry's Vintage Baseball Cards (Laurance Mayer) website. I upgraded to this PSA 6 with another eBay win in November, 2006 from Steve Novella.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1911
ACC Set Designation: T205
Set Name: Sweet Caporal Cigarettes
Country: United States
Description: Taking their hobby nickname from their gold-leaf borders, these cards were issued in a number of different cigarette brands. The cards nominally measure 1-7/16" X 2-5/8" although many cards, even though untrimmed or unaltered, measure somewhat less than those dimensions in length and/or width. American League cards feature a color lithograph of the player inside a stylizedd baseball diamond. National League cards have head and shoulder portraits and a plain background, plus the first-ever use of a facsimile autograph in a major card set. The 12 minor league players in the set feature three-quarter length portraits or action pictures in an elaborate frame of columns and other devices. Card backs of the major leaguers carry the player's full name (another first) and statistics. Card backs of the minor leaguers lack the statistics. The condition of the fragile gold leaf on the borders is an important grading consideration.