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1887 N172 Old Judge Jim O'Rourke
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,185.00
1887 N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer Jim O'Rourke (#358-3 pose) with the New York Giants in a classic throwing pose. One of the great early stars of the game, O'Rourke batted .300 or better in thirteen of his twenty-two years in the National Association, National League, and Players' League, and was a member of seven championship clubs, five of them in Boston during the 1870s. He was also the first player to record a hit in National League history. When O'Rourke returned to the Giants to catch one game on September 22, 1904, at age 52, he became the oldest man to complete a Major League game. Graded FAIR 20, this is an extremely attractive card, presenting as Excellent condition but downgraded due to album removal residue on the reverse. This is a sharp-looking card with a crisp image, a perfectly clean front, no wrinkles or creases, and four square corners with virtually no corner wear. An outstanding example of this nineteenth-century Hall of Famer that, as can easily be seen, displays much stronger than its technical grade. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $1,185.00
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