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1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug Ed Delahanty

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $4,993.75

Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. 1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug card of Hall of Famer Ed Delahanty; this formal studio portrait presents him dressed in street clothes. There are very few baseball cards of Delahanty, due to his untimely and tragic death in 1903, and the fact that few baseball card sets were issued during the years in which he played (1888 to 1903). Delahanty was one of the premier stars of the nineteenth century. It is interesting to note that Mayo misspelled his name as "Delehanty" on this card. This is a very attractive card with no creases, a clean back, just a little corner rounding with some white showing in the lower right corner, and a hint of border wear (primarily along the top). Delahanty enjoyed his best two seasons in 1894 and 1895, batting .407 and .404 respectively during these seasons. This is a very attractive example of one of Delahanty's most important cards, dating from the peak of his career, and one of the most desirable Hall of Famers in the Mayo's series. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $4,993.75


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