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1886 N167 Old Judge Corcoran

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $12,650.00

Few nineteenth-century cards compare in rarity or significance to N167 Old Judges. These distinctive cards represent the first series of baseball cards issued by Old Judge. They feature photogravure portraits based on photographs by Joseph Wood. In addition to their very distinctive look, they are also the only Old Judge series to feature advertising on the reverse. The thin stock on which N167s are printed makes them especially susceptible to tears and other damage. Offered is a stunning high-grade example of Giants pitcher Larry Corcoran from this extremely rare set. Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. Bright, crisp, and clean front and back. We believe PSA has been harsh on this gem. We grade it Near Mint, but whether Ex-Mt or Nr/Mt is appropriate, there is no question that this is a simply spectacular sample of one of the most condition sensitive, significant, and rarest issues in all of card collecting. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $12,650.00


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