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1888 N172 Old Judge Dummy Hoy
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $2,014.50
Graded VG 40 by SGC. 1888 N172 Old Judge of Dummy Hoy (#238-2 pose) with 1888 copyright date. Very attractive example featuring one of nineteenth-century baseball's most fascinating players. "Dummy" Hoy was the reason umpires adopted hand signals to go along with the vocal calls of "out," "safe," and "strike." Hoy was deaf and mute, but he overcame adversity to have the greatest career of any seriously handicapped player, accumulating 2,054 hits. He hit .300 three times and scored 100 runs eight times. He also stole thirty or more bases in his first twelve Major League seasons. The photo quality on this example is reasonably strong and above average for an N172 Old Judge. The card has a crease in the lower right corner and has a slight natural miscut along the left edge (as made). The reverse has a couple surface creases (not visible from front). A very attractive card featuring Hoy posed in front of an elaborate studio backdrop. This card is one of the highlights from a larger collection of N172 cards, which we have broken down into several smaller lots in the auction. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,014.50
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