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1887 N174 Old Judge Boxers Collection (2)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,740.00
Collection of two extraordinarily rare nineteenth-century boxing tobacco cards, both graded and encapsulated by SGC. N174s are very similar to the N172 Old Judge baseball series, but considerably rarer. 1) John L. Sullivan. Graded VG 40 by SGC. This is an impressive card of legendary Hall of Famer John L. Sullivan, the most celebrated of all nineteenth-century boxing champions. This card has a particularly elaborate studio background. Bright and clean, with excellent photo quality, no creases, and even corner wear. 2) Jack Dempsey. Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. Dempsey is dressed in his Sunday best, with cane and top hat in hand. Excellent photo quality, no creases, even corner wear. This is a very attractive pair of cards of boxing champions from one of the rarest of all the nineteenth-century tobacco issues. Total 2 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,740.00
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