1888-1889 N172 Old Judge "Managers" SGC-Graded Collection (6)

Sold For: $3,231

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 81

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Exceptionally attractive collection of six high-quality N172 Old Judges, comprised exclusively of "managers," all with strong fronts, ranging in grade from Fair to Ex-Mt condition. Manager cards have always been one of the most fascinating subsets of the Old Judge set, in part because of the fancy street clothes (as seen here) in which the subjects are usually pictured. Each has been graded and encapsulated by SGC: John Barnes (EX+ 70), copyright 1889; "Bald" Billy Barnie (VG/EX 50), copyright 1888; Al Buckenberger (FAIR 20), copyright 1889; Bill McGunnigle (VG/EX 50), copyright 1888; Bill Sharsig (EX+ 70), copyright 1889; and Bill Watkins (EX/NM 80), copyright 1888. This is an extremely impressive and very clean collection of N172 Old Judge "managers" with tremendous eye appeal. These six cards were among the highlights from a larger collection of Old Judges, all of which are offered elsewhere in several lots in this auction. These are six tremendous-looking "managers" cards from the most important set of the nineteenth-century. Total 6 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.

SOLD FOR $3,231


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