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1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug Ed Delahanty
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,666.25
Graded GOOD 30 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. This is one of the nineteenth century's most highly prized Hall of Famer cards, from the most significant set of the 1890s. There are very few baseball cards of Delahanty, both due to his untimely and tragic death in 1903, and the fact that so 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 card is well centered with even rounding to the corners. There is minor scuffing visible along the delicate black borders while the reverse is mostly clean with light wear visible at the corners and along the edges. The quality of the portrait image on this card is strong and ideal. Delahanty enjoyed his best two seasons in 1894 and 1895, batting .407 and .404, respectively. This is a very presentable 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 Cut Plug series. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,666.25
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