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1887-1888 N172 Old Judge SGC-Graded Collection (7)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,880
Collection of seven N172 Old Judges, each graded and encapsulated by SGC: 1) #50-2 Buffinton (Philadelphia, GOOD 30); 2) 71-6 Caruthers (Brooklyn, GOOD 30) copyright dated 1888; 3) 263-2 King (St. Louis, VG 40) copyright dated 1888; 4) 278-4 Long (Kansas City, VG/EX 50) copyright dated 1888; 5) 393-6 Rowe (Kansas City, GOOD 30, this card is listed in the Old Judge book as one of the twenty-eight "Scarce Cards") copyright dated 1888; 6) 396-4 Ryan (Chicago, GOOD 30) copyright dated 1888, and 7) 502-2 Williamson (Chicago, VG 40). Numbers referenced are provided by the recently published comprehensive Old Judge book. Many collectors assume that Old Judges are only possible to collect with a huge budget, but occasionally small groups of very respectable mid-grade examples are available. This is a very attractive small collection of cards from the most important set of the nineteenth century, including a particularly strong example of Chicago infielder Ned Williamson, who Cap Anson referred to as “the greatest all-around ballplayer the country ever saw.” Total: 7 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,880
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