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1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Near-Complete Set SGC Graded (36 of 50 cards)
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $9,860.00
Collection of thirty-six different of the fifty cards comprising the N162 Goodwin Champions set, including four of the eight baseball players, among them Hall of Famers "King" Kelly and Tim Keefe. The entire set is graded and encapsulated by SGC (unless otherwise noted). N162 Goodwin Champions are considered by many to be the most beautiful of all nineteenth-century tobacco card issues. The set features champions and stars of the day from a wide variety of sports. This near-set includes a few incredible "blazers" that would literally be at home in the finest N162 set in the world. SGC Condition Report Composite: Twelve cards range from Excellent to Near Mint+ condition, twenty-four cards range from Poor to Vg-Ex condition. The SGC grades are as follows: Two NM+ 86: Dempsey (pugilist) and Taylor (tennis). Two NM 84: Mitchell (pugilist) and Murphy (jockey, PSA NM 7). Three EX/NM 80: Acton (wrestler), Beach (oarsman), and Gaudaur (oarsman). Two EX+ 70: Albert (pedestrian) and Myers (runner). Three EX 5: D'Oro (pool, PSA EX 5), Garrison (jockey, GAI EX 5), and Schaefer (billiards). Five VG/EX 50: McLaughlin (jockey, PSA VG-EX 4), Rowell (pedestrian, PSA VG-EX 4), Sexton (billiards), Sullivan (pugilist), and Teemer (oarsman). Seven VG 40: Bogardus (marksman), Daly (billiards), Hanlan (oarsman), Page (high jumper), Stevens (bicyclist), Voss (strong man), and Wood (bicyclist). Six GOOD 30: Andrews (baseball), Buffalo Bill (Wild West hunter, gorgeous card, strong Excellent appearance, downgraded due to a few extremely tiny check marks on the reverse), Fitzgerald (pedestrian), Keefe (baseball), King Kelly (baseball), and Kilrain (pugilist). Three FAIR 20: Mackenzie (chess), Ross (broadswordsman), and Slosson (billiards, downgraded due to a single pinhole, otherwise Ex). Three Poor 10: Dwight (tennis), Glasscock (baseball, PSA PR-FR 1, front is Ex, downgraded due to paper loss on reverse), and Wood (jockey). Almost all the lower-graded cards have a far superior appearance on their fronts than their technically accurate grades. This is a very attractive collection with exceptional eye appeal. A rare opportunity to acquire a near-complete set of thirty-five different cards from this extremely desirable nineteenth-century tobacco issue. Total 36 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $9,860.00
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