1889 N173 Old Judge Cabinet Willard "Grasshopper" Mains

Sold For: $2,133

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 76

Item Year: 1889

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

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Graded EX 60 by SGC. 1889 N173 Goodwin Old Judge cabinet example of Willard "Grasshopper" Mains (it is interesting to note his name is misspelled as "Maines"), St. Paul pitcher, in a batting stance (pose #290-1). The image on this card is extremely bold, with exceptional contrast and tremendous detail. Very bright, crisp, and clean, both front and back. This is an outstanding sample from one of the most revered and substantial of all nineteenth-century baseball-card issues. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,133

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