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1887-1889 N172 Old Judge Collection (18)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $4,406.25
Exceptionally attractive collection of eighteen N172 Old Judges. Almost all have images far superior to those normally found on Old Judges. We have selected three cards from the group to be graded by SGC. These cards have not seen the light of day since they were put away by an old-time collector in the 1970s. The collection consists of Bassett (Indianapolis), Boyle (Indianapolis, SGC EX 60), Darling (Chicago), Darling (portrait), Denny (Indianapolis), Donnelly (Washington), Farrar (Philadelphia), Fields (Pittsburg), Glasscock (Indianapolis, SGC EX/NM 80), Mattimore (NY), McGeachy (Indianapolis), Nash tagging Radbourn (SGC VG/EX 50; Note: Hall of Famer "Old Hoss" Radbourn is not identified by name on this double-player card, only Nash is identified, but both players are pictured), Nicholl (Brown's Champions), O'Brien (Brooklyn), Rehse (Minneapolis), Twitchell (Detroit), Wheelock (Boston), and Whitney (NY). The fronts range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt condition (five cards slightly lesser, Gd-Vg). Six cards have backs with minor imperfections, as is often the case with Old Judges, in the form of either pen or pencil notations; several othter cards have glue or paper remnants from at one time being mounted into a scrapbook. Such minor back imperfections would not even have to be mentioned in the “old days” of collecting, but are now noted due to the impact on grading by professional grading services. A little back damage usually “comes with the territory” with Old Judges, and most collectors are very tolerant of this, especially since so many cards were originally saved in scrapbook albums. This is a very clean and carefully assembled representative collection of N172 Old Judges, assembled long ago specifically with a concern for photo quality, contrast, and the overall eye appeal of each card. This is a great-looking group. Total 18 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $4,406.25
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