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Lot # 168 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug John Ward

Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $8,120.00

Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC, the only example at that level, with none graded higher. Absolutely stunning super high-grade N300 Mayo's Cut Plug of Hall of Famer John Ward. This is an incredible example of one of John Ward's most striking cards. Extremely attractive in all respects, bright and clean, both front and back, with only the slightest hint of white showing in the top two corners and the lower edge, and slightly more but still a very minor amount of white in the lower right corner. This is an especially fascinating card in that this example lists Ward as "John Ward: Retired." When Ward's card was first issued by Mayo, it listed him as "John Ward: Second Base," but when he retired prior to the 1895 season, Mayo continued to issue his card, changing Ward's position status from "Second Base" to "Retired." A spectacular high-grade example of one of John Ward's most classic cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$6,000. SOLD FOR $8,120.00


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