19th Century

1870 New York Mutuals Peck & Snyder Advertising Trade Card
1887 N173 Old Judge Cabinet Buck Ewing & Mascot SGC EX+ 70
1889 M-UNC Police Gazette Cabinet Mickey Welch
Circa 1887 Charles Radbourn Waldon Smith Cabinet Card

Spring 2017 Auction Highlights

Robert Edward Auctions has long been known as specialists in 19th century material, and this auction features some incredible highlights within this area that will surely delight collectors. A number of extremely scarce type cards, including Yum Yum, G & B, Kalamazoo Bat, and S. F. Hess Creole, accompany traditional favorites, such as N28 Allen & Ginter, N284 Buchner Gold Coin, N300 Mayo’s Cut Plug, and N172 Old Judge, including one of the largest groupings we’ve seen offered recently (more than 160), the ONLY signed Old Judge in existence (of Hall of Famer Connie Mack no less!), and the hobby’s strongest Harry Wright rarity. An exciting new find of Old Judge Cabinet cards is offered individually and highlighted by several Hall of Famers and hard-to-find Dogs Head varieties (more information can be found here). More cabinet cards fill out the auction, including two incredible Joseph Hall Cabinets (New York and Indianapolis), a high-grade Newsboy John Ward, two Police Gazettes (including a unique and uncataloged Mickey Welch), and a stunning Waldon Smith cabinet card of Charles Radbourn. The title for earliest card in the auction goes to an incredibly rare 1870 New York Mutuals Peck & Snyder trade card. Another trade card, this one featuring the 1897 Page Fence Giants and legendary Charlie Grant, is very rarely offered and sure to draw some attention. When it comes to 19th century cards, Robert Edward Auctions is an industry leader and this auction delivers more than eighty different lots dating to the earliest part of the hobby.


1887-1889 N172 Old Judge Collection (163)
1887 N693 Kalamazoo Bats Boston B.B.C. Team Card Including "King" Kelly and Radbourn
1888 Joseph Hall New York Giants Team Cabinet (Six Hall of Famers)
1889 A35 Goodwin Round Album