|#4 Hal Chase|
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One of the most interesting sets ever produced is the 1916 Tango Eggs baseball card sets. The cards themselves are not particularly remarkable, but the story that has followed the set in the past two decades makes the set nearly impossible to collect.
The 1916 Tango Eggs set consists of possibly 20 unnumbered cards that measure 1-7/16” by 2¾” and have a glossy sheen on the front. The Tango Eggs baseball cards are reminiscent of the E106 American Caramel set, which has similar bright, solid color backgrounds. The back features an advertisement for Tango Brand Eggs. The set was issued in 1916 by the L. Frank & Company out of New Orleans. L. Frank & Co. sold poultry and eggs and continues to exist as a food distributor in New Orleans today.
|#11 Hughie Jennings|
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