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1889 N172 Old Judge Kid Nichols
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $3,770.00
Graded EX 60 by SGC. Amazing super high-quality N172 of Hall of Famer Charles "Kid" Nichols with Omaha in 1889 just prior to joining the Boston Nationals the following year. Nichols is, without question, one of the rarest of all N172 Hall of Famers. All 1889 copyright dated Old Judges are very scarce, and are often found with poor photo quality. Nichols was only issued in 1889 and is considered by many to be the most difficult to find of all Old Judge Hall of Famers. The photo quality on the offered example is extraordinary. The image really "pops," which is rare for Old Judges and, in our opinion, the single most desirable quality an Old Judge card can possess. Grading companies take corner wear, back damage, and many other condition factors into account, but do not place the same emphasis on photo quality as do collectors. The clarity of the photo of Nichols on this card is virtually unimprovable. With a loop we can see every wrinkle in his shirt and pants, the buttons on his shirt, even the laces on his shoes. It doesn't get any better than this for Old Judge photo quality. Bright, crisp, and perfectly clean front and back, with just a hint of corner wear keeping this gem from a much higher grade. This is an outstanding N172 Old Judge of Charles "Kid" Nichols, one of the rarest of all Hall of Famers in the set, worthy of the most advanced Old Judge, nineteenth-century, or Hall of Famer collection. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,770.00
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