1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Beecher - Very First Football Card!

Sold For: $4,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2068

Item Year: 1888

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Graded VG+ 45 by SGC (submitted by REA). Exceptional high-grade example of the very first football card from this very popular and colorful set of fifty, issued by Old Judge and Gypsy Queen. The card is bright and crisp, with brilliant colors, flawless registration, even wear to the four corners, and outstanding centering. The reverse is clean and boldly printed. No major creases or wrinkles, downgraded for just honest corner wear. This is an ideal example of one of the most important cards in its respective set and one of the most famous football cards of the era, worthy of even the most advanced football or key-card collection.

Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.

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