Nineteenth-Century Baseball Sample-Card Collection (4) Including Keefe, Ward, and Welch

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 88

Item Year: 1888

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

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Collection of four nineteenth-century sample cards from two different classic sets, highlighted by Hall of Famers Tim Keefe, John Ward, and Mickey Welch. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes (3 cards): #336-2 Jim Mutrie (manager, SGC VG 40), 478-1 John Ward (HOF, bottom clipped and rebacked), and 486-1 Mickey Welch (HOF, bottom clipped and rebacked). 2) 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions: Tim Keefe (HOF, back skinned). This is a low-grade collection of type-cards from two of nineteenth-century card collecting's most popular and important sets. Total: 4 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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