1888-1889 N172 Old Judge "Managers" Collection (13)
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $3,555.00
Collection of thirteen N172 Old Judges, comprised exclusively of "managers." This is a very large group of N172 "managers" cards, including many very scarce and rare cards. Managers tend to jump out as special and unusual in any collection of Old Judges, in part because of the fancy street clothes (as seen here) in which the subjects are usually pictured. They are naturally a very popular subset of Old Judge collecting. The cards in this extremely substantial group, which are practically a collection unto themselves, have been pulled from a large collection of Old Judges consigned to this auction that we have separated into a number of smaller, more "manageable" lots. This is an impressive group. Almost all have strong fronts. Technical grades, as is usually the case with Old Judges, range from low-grade to Vg-Ex condition. Manager cards have always been one of the most fascinating subsets of the Old Judge set. This collection consists of the following: #20-1 John Barnes (Pr, partially skinned), 20-2 John Barnes (Gd) copyright 1889, 21-1 William Barnie (Gd) copyright 1888, 48-2 Al Buckenberger (Gd) copyright 1889, 55-1 Walter Burnham (Fr) copyright 1887, 176-1 John Gaffney (Fr) copyright 1887, 277-1 Thomas Loftus (Gd), 277-2 Thomas Loftus (Fr) copyright 1889, 313-1 William McGunnigle (Pr) copyright 1888, 336-3 James Mutrie (Vg-Ex), 412-1 William Sharsig (Pr) copyright 1889, 480-1 William Watkins (Fr) copyright 1887, and 501-1 Jimmy Williams (Pr). This is an impressive collection of N172 Old Judge "managers" with most cards having excellent eye-appeal. These thirteen "managers" cards are an extremely substantial group of one of the most interesting subsets of the Old Judge set. Total: 13 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.
SOLD FOR $3,555.00