1887 N284 Buchner Gold Coin Orator Jim O'Rourke Hands On Thighs SGC EX 60

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 62

Item Year: 1887

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

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Graded EX 60 by SGC. High-grade example of Hall of Famer Jim O’Rourke (hands on thighs pose) from the popular N284 Buchner Gold Coin set. Buchners are unusual in that they feature generic illustrations of the ballplayers rather than the actual likeness of the identified player. Bright, crisp, and clean with bold colors, a flawless image, slightly rounded corners, and centered to the left. The reverse has a few light tobacco stains. This is a striking Hall of Famer example from the Buchner Gold Coin tobacco set, one of the few full-color baseball-card sets of the nineteenth century, and one of the most artistically interesting, distinctive, and classic baseball-card sets of the 1880s. Reserve $300. Estimate 500+.

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