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1887 N172 Old Judge Capt. John Ward - Portrait
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,880.00
Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. Very pleasing 1887 N172 Old Judge portrait of "Capt. John Ward, S.S. N.Y.'s." There are very few portraits in the N172 Old Judge series. Because they are so distinctive, collectors have always gravitated toward them. This is the only portrait of John Ward in the Old Judge series among the ten poses in which he appears in the set. The card is off-center right to left, but with exceptionally strong contrast, and only very light corner wear. The Ward portrait pose is much rarer than most other N172 Ward poses, and is universally recognized as by far the most desirable of the ten Ward poses. This is a very strong and rarely offered example of one of the key Hall of Famer cards in the N172 Old Judge series. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,880.00
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