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1887 N175 Gypsy Queen Larry Corcoran
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $533
Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Scarce N175 "Small" Gypsy Queen of Larry Corcoran of the Indianapolis Hoosiers. This card is the same size and general format as N172 Old Judge, but with a slightly different design, and advertising for Goodwin's Gypsy Queen brand of tobacco. There has always been some confusion as to the catalog number of the smaller Gypsy Queens (similar in size to N172s and not to be confused with the even rarer large-sized N175 Gypsy Queens, of which nine different cards are known) because the catalog does not distinguish between the two sizes of cards represented by "N175." This is an exceptional card, and as can easily be seen, displays much better than its assigned grade, with four sharp corners and excellent centering. The photo contrast is somewhat light and the reverse displays minor evidence of scrapbook removal (very insignificant on the blank reverse and entirely responsible for the harsh technical grade). An extremely sharp looking sample from this rare and unusual Old Judge-related nineteenth-century issue. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++. SOLD FOR $533
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