1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Bobby Mathews - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $3,900

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 68

Item Year: 1887

Category: Pre-1900 Baseball Cards (1830-1899)

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Graded VG 40 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher. Extremely attractive Kalamazoo Bats tobacco card of Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Bobby Mathews. Kalamazoo Bats are revered for their great rarity, unusual size, and unique design. This is an ideal example with excellent contrast and detail. The card has an overall Excellent appearance, with four strong corners and excellent centering. The blank reverse has some toning and a few indentations. A beautiful sample card from this extremely desirable and highly collectible nineteenth-century set. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.


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