Ten Valuable Eddie Collins Baseball Collectibles
New York-born Edward Trowbridge "Eddie" Collins Sr. (1887-1951) is one of the giants of early baseball. Nicknamed "Cocky," Collins played his 1906-1930 major league career with the Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago White Sox, amassing 3,315 hits, ,1,300 runs batted in, 741 stolen bases and a lifetime batting average of .333. The 1914 American League Most Valuable Player, Eddie Collins was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.
Here are ten valuable Eddie Collins baseball collectibles that are sure to interest historians and sports memorabilia collectors with the big bucks. Now taking the field once again the great Eddie Collins...
Eddie Collins 1910 E125 American Caramel Die-Cut Baseball Card
The vaunted Eddie Collins graces the fabulous 1910 American Caramel die-cut baseball series. One graded example in graded SGC 84 near mint 7 condition sold at auction for $21,150. The card's reverse carries the complete checklist of all 11 Philadelphia Athletics in the set.
Eddie Collins 1910 American Caramel card $21,150
Eddie Collins 1916 Tango Brand Eggs Baseball Card
L. Frank & Company's Tango Brand Eggs of New Orleans produced a baseball series in 1916. An Eddie Collins card in graded PSA near mint-mint 8 condition brought $2,115 at auction. Robert Edward Auctions reports that a significant Tango Brand Eggs card find took place in 1993, thus supplying collectors with these paper gems.
Eddie Collins 1916 Tango Brand Eggs card $2,115
Eddie Collins Lot of Three Vintage Photos
A lot of three Eddie Collins original photos from the 1910-16 era sold at auction for $353. They were press photos, culled from the archives of The Detroit News.
Eddie Collins as a Chicago White Sox, one of three old press photos $353
Eddie Collins 1931 Philadelphia Athletics Coach's Contract
Following his playing days Eddie Collins took up coaching duties for his old team the Philadelphia Athletics. Collins' 1931 coach's contract called for a salary of $1 and other considerations – meaning Collins took the job as a favor to owner Connie Mack. This historic agreement, signed by Collins, Philadelphia team president John Shibe and American League president William Harridge, fetched a top bid of $2,115 at auction.
Eddie Collins 1912 E300 Plow's Candy Baseball Card
The 1912 Plow's Candy baseball series is one of the rarest candy issues in the hobby. One graded Eddie Collins example in PSA near mint 7 condition sold at auction for $6,463.
Eddie Collins 1912 Plow's Candy card $6,463
Eddie Collins 1910 P13 Luxello Cigar Pin
Old pinback buttons can be very valuable. An Eddie Collins 1910 advertising pin from Luxello Cigars in near mint condition brought $823 at auction.
Eddie Collins 1910 Luxello Cigar pin $823
Eddie Collins 1909-11 T206 Tobacco Baseball Card
Eddie Collins graces the 1909 T206 tobacco baseball series. One graded example – with Piedmont Cigarettes back – in PSA near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $11,750. And that was for a card which once came free in a pack of cigarettes!
Eddie Collins 1909-11 T206 card $11,750
Eddie Collins 1909 T204 Ramly Tobacco Card
Eddie Collins is featured in the 1909 T204 Ramly Turkish Cigarettes baseball series. One graded example in SGC 50 very good/excellent 4 condition brought $1,410 at auction.
Eddie Collins 1932 R328 U.S. Caramel Baseball Card
Card #1 Eddie Collins heads the 1932 U.S. Caramel baseball set. One graded example in PSA near mint 7 condition sold at auction for $1,528.
Eddie Collins 1932 U.S. Caramel card $1,528
Eddie Collins Signed Album Page
Autograph albums used to be commonplace. A signed Eddie Collins page authenticated/encapsulated by Beckett Grading Services and James Spence brought $470 at auction.
Eddie Collins signed autograph album pate $470
Eddie Collins Sports Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- All auction results and images courtesy Robert Edward Auctions, LLC, Watchung, New Jersey
- Top image: Rare 1912 Boston Garter advertising sign featuring Philadelphia's Eddie Collins and New York's Hal Chase $15,275