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1888 N173 Old Judge Cabinets Collection (6)
Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $7,475.00
Collection of six high grade N173 Old Judge cabinet cards. These classic nineteenth- century premiums were available to collectors only by mail in exchange for coupons issued with Old Judge tobacco products. Designed very much in the style of "giant versions" of the classic small N172 Old Judges, Old Judge cabinets are among the most highly regarded and substantial of all nineteenth-century issues. When these premiums were ordered by mail, the consumer actually chose the player to be received. It would be reasonable to assume that the biggest stars of the day were more popular than "common" players. This lot includes six of these "common" players, which are actually anything but common, and together comprise a magnificent high-grade representative collection of these majestic nineteenth century classics. Includes: Burns, Chi.-Catching (Ex-Mt); Clements, Phil.-Hands Out (Ex); Gleason, Louisville (very small surface blemish in lower left, less than 1% of photo's surface area, is mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy, blends in with background, otherwise Ex-Mt); Krock, Chi.-Bat (Ex-Mt); McKean, Clev.-Bat (Ex); and Robinson, St. Louis-Fielding (Ex). Total 6 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000/$8,000. SOLD FOR $7,475.00
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