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1888 N173 Goodwin Old Judge Cabinet SGC-Graded Collection (4)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,644
Collection of four N173 Old Judge cabinet cards, each graded and encapsulated by SGC. This is a very impressive looking group of these extremely substantial nineteenth-century rarities. Old Judge cabinet cards have always been revered by collectors as among the most desirable of all pre-1900 issues. This collection of four consists of the following: 1) Charlie Ganzel, Boston (Graded VG 40 by SGC. Minor surface wear in the upper right corner, and a few circle indentations on Ganzel’s image, otherwise Ex with tremendous photo contrast. Interesting note: this card was issued very shortly after Ganzel finished the 1888 season with Detroit. It is easily seen that Goodwin used a photo of Ganzel in his Detroit uniform and had the art department add "Boston" onto his uniform). 2) Jack Glasscock, Indianapolis (SGC Authentic. 1888 copyright. Ex appearance but did not receive a numerical grade due to three tiny color touch-ups in the upper left. Photo image appears just a little washed out but still a nice-looking card). 3) Gus Krock, Chicago (SGC Authentic. 1888 copyright. Ex-Mt appearance with outstanding photo quality but did not receive a numerical grade due to a single color touch-up to a background surface scrape in the photo near the right border). 4) Pat Murphy, New York (SGC Authentic. Sharp photo contrast but did not receive a numerical grade, apparently due to a small area of grey ink or paint on the reverse, and some very light grey coloring added to the borders on the front; great-looking card). This is a very attractive collection of four examples (three SGC "Authentic" and one VG) of one of card collecting's most substantial and desirable cabinet-card issues. Total 4 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,644
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